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With Broken Heart Syndrome What Else Should I Be Looking For
Take meds,follow up: Broken heart syndrome is more common in women and in diabetics. While most people recover the heart function with time occasional fatalities can occur from arrhythmias and severe heart failure. It is important to be monitored in the hospital in the initial stages, take medications prescribed regularly and have a follow up echo to look for improvement of heart pump function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If echo of heart was good 2 month ago could I have developed broken heart syndrome or something else since then?
Looking for opinions about people who have had broken heart syndrome, should they stay on beta blockers or not and why?
Stressed heartache: Broken heart syndrome refers to a very stressful situation, such as loss of loved one, and may present as sudden chest pain. It is not a heart attack, but is brought on by a surge of the body's stress hormones, causing the heart to temporarily pump abnormally. Resolves in about a week. However, one cannot presume chest pain during severe stress is this, and a physician must make this determination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stress cardiomyopath: Cortisol weakens the immune system. The autonomic nervous system can become imbalanced. However, the worst problem is the withdrawal from the Dopamine high and the oxytocin high that literally kept you in love with and high on ( read addicted to) your love your partner. See a good review at: www.Ehow.Com/how-does_4568002_broken-heart-physically... How does a broken heart physically ... On a rare occasion deaths have been reported. ...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
Yes: Also called takotsubo's cardiomyopathy, it is a kind of acute weakness of the hearth muscle in which the apex of the heart tends to "balloon" thus making the heart resemble an octopus trap ( or tako -tsubo) although associated with significant stressors like death of a loved one, etc.. It can be seen in the absence of these. It causes heart failure but may spontaneously improve. ...Read more
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