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Is it possible for a teenager to develop stress cardiomyopathy "broken heart syndrome"?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: No

There are three types of cardiomyopathies, hypertrophic, dilated and restrictive.

In brief: No

There are three types of cardiomyopathies, hypertrophic, dilated and restrictive.
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