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So is broken heart syndrome also known as stress cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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