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With broken heart syndrome what else should I be looking for?

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 more

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Broken Heart Syndrome (Definition)

Is a stress mediated process that mimics a heart attack & is ...Read more


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Whats a broken heart syndrome?

Whats a broken heart syndrome?

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 more

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Could one die from broken heart syndrome?

Could one die from broken heart syndrome?

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

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Am I possibly dying of broken heart syndrome?

Am I possibly dying of broken heart syndrome?

BHS and DEATH: Some time broken heart syndrome can be fatal and you should see your cardiologist and get treated.It is reversible with treatment.So if you suspect or know you have bhs, see your cardiologist asap. ...Read more

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Broken heart syndrome? Is this real? What is it?

Broken heart syndrome? Is this real? What is it?

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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Describe the features of broken-heart syndrome.?

Describe the features of broken-heart syndrome.?

Broken heart: Broken heart syndrome, also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, refers to the sudden onset of congestive heart failure triggered by stress (loss of a loved one). Also known as stress cardiomyopathy, treatment is supportive, and the changes to the heart may regress over a period of weeks to months. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have broken heart syndrome?

How do you know if you have broken heart syndrome?

ANXIETY BHS: Actually streesfull anxiety which relases harmful stress hormones, so anxiety and stress of death of a loved one or breakup or long term stress i the cause and not affect of bhs.If you suspect you have this syndrome see a cardiologist and he/she can do an exam, ekg, and echocardiogram to make a diagnose. ...Read more

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How rare is broken heart syndrome in 19 year olds?

Rare: Also known as Takastubo heart disease. Named after the abnormal shape of the left ventricle, the shape of the Japanese pot in which to keep an octopus (Takastubo). Most commonly occurs in postmenopausal woman after a severe emotional stress event. May be seen in otherwise normal hearts, or with coronary disease. The heart function usually returns to normal with proper medical treatment. ...Read more