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Is it possible for a person to have a heart attack when family member dies in a plane crash?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, due to the emotional stress of the loss of a loved one.

In brief: Yes
Yes, due to the emotional stress of the loss of a loved one.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes severe stress can trigger a heart attack.

In brief: Yes
Yes severe stress can trigger a heart attack.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Charles Jost
Sometimes this is known as broken heart syndrome
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