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So Is Broken Heart Syndrome Also Known As Stress Cardiomyopathy
Yes: Also called takotsubo's cardiomyopathy because the apex of the heart tends to "balloon" making it look like the japanese term for an octopus trap which the heart resembles when affected. Although associated with significant stressors like death of a loved one, etc.. It can be seen in the absence of these. ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
It is very rare: Broken heart syndrome, also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is a specific condition where part of the left ventricle develops poor function and appears to balloon out. It most commonly occurs in women pver 50, but there are rare reports in children and adolescents. The onset of this condition is linked to an acute stressful event. Function usually returns to normal within one month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Temporary weak heart: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a weakening of the heart often associated with emotional stress. Not resulting from a coronary problem a ballooning of the apex of the heart is seen with poor function. May be very sick at presentation but with supportive care (sometimes requiring balloon pump) usually recover. Medications that stimulate the heart (inotropes) may actually make the situation worse. ...Read more
Also called : Stress cardiomiopathy and takotsubo cardiomiopathy. Women are more likely to experience the condition. Intense chest pain and shortness of breath after an emotional event like the death of a loved one, divorce, betrayal or romantic rejection. Part of your heart temporarily enlarge and do not pump well. Can be misdiagnosed as a heart attack. Most patient recover after few weeks. ...Read more
Maybe: Usually broken-heart syndrome is self-limited (i.e., it resolves after some time) and generally occurs in individuals with some previous cardiac problem that made them more susceptible to cardiomyopathy. Also, it's usually in individuals older than teenagers who've had a long time of stress and cardiac problems. However, a teenager could theoretically get it depending on their medical history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken heart: Broken heart syndrome is thought to be caused by a sudden huge surge of adrenaline which can cause a severe but usually temporary weakening of the heart pumping. It is also called takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The heart does not stop with this condition but there is a small risk of ventricular fibrillation (aka cardiac arrest) where the heart beats very fast and needs a shock to restore it to normal. ...Read more
Is it possible that prior stress fractures in your shins are a cause of peripheral arterial disease?
Is it possible develop cardiomyopathy other than breaken heart syndrome when suffering from constant anxiety?
Is it possible or dangerous to exercise too much if one has a heart condition? Such as causing damage to heart?
It is possible: Unfortunately no medical test is perfect. There can be considerable overlap between how an athletic heart looks and how an abnormal heart looks on several heart tests, including electrocardiogram and echocardiogram. This is why it is important to take the whole patient in context with the tests, but I have to say even then distinguishing the two can be challenging. ...Read more
Is it true that aerobic exercise is fatal for people with exhausted adrenals/chronic fatigue? Can post-exertion malaise progress to post-exertion death? And what is the mechanism of fatality in that situation?
Adrenal insufficienc: People with adrenal insufficiency do have chronic fatigue and very easy fatiguability with exercise, but death from exercising is not a consideration as their body would prevent them from exercising to that point. It is true that serious medical events like infections, heart attacks, bleeding ulcer, etc or major surgery can cause dire consequences,however as they lack adequate adrenaline secretion ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a physiological phenomenon that is associated with an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, metabolism and respiration?
Does bilirubin and or gilberts syndrome really protect against heart disease or coronary blockage? Or is this false?
Says who?: It is possible to do a bad scientific study and find any link whatsoever. I'd cite cell phone and brain tumors. The most recent study I could find was the 13 year old study with barely significant numbers from an obscure institution and it makes no sense. Any time you hear about "antioxidants", put your hand over your wallet. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11849670 ...Read more
Not sure: We do not exactly know what the cause is. We do know the normal mechanisms that regulate blood flow to brain do not work sometimes leading to drop in blood pressure, decreased flow to brain and symptoms of light headedness or passing out. Beta blocker medications seem to help decrease this dysfunction in the system along with stay well hydrated, using mineralicorticoids (florinef) as well. ...Read more
Yes: I have not seen one but literature says that it can indeed cause portal hypertension due to the liver problem and blood return is impeded. The smaller pulmonary arteries can be deemed pulmonary hypertension unless left and right heart cath can be done to prove the pulmonary circulation is ok and only the larger artery involved, cath may be difficult due to the pressure and size of vessels. ...Read more
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