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Broken heart syndrome? Is this real? What is it?
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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