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Can a teenager have stress cardiomyopathy "broken heart syndrome"?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Maybe

Usually broken-heart syndrome is self-limited (i.
e., it resolves after some time) and generally occurs in individuals with some previous cardiac problem that made them more susceptible to cardiomyopathy. Also, it's usually in individuals older than teenagers who've had a long time of stress and cardiac problems. However, a teenager could theoretically get it depending on their medical history.

In brief: Maybe

Usually broken-heart syndrome is self-limited (i.
e., it resolves after some time) and generally occurs in individuals with some previous cardiac problem that made them more susceptible to cardiomyopathy. Also, it's usually in individuals older than teenagers who've had a long time of stress and cardiac problems. However, a teenager could theoretically get it depending on their medical history.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Bennett Werner
I agree with Dr. Bansal. Let me add that teenagers are most definitely vulnerable to having a broken heart . We've all been there. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. It will eventually get better...I promise.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Possible

But it would be a very rare occurrence of a very rare syndrome.
Probably would be "reportable.".

In brief: Possible

But it would be a very rare occurrence of a very rare syndrome.
Probably would be "reportable.".
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