lethal as a heart attack or a stroke.
long after the death of a loved one, as if their grief became too great a
burden to bear.
Ilan Wittstein alleges that sudden emotional stress, such as a breakup, a
sudden shock, the death of a loved one or even a car accident can produce
physiological changes that mimic those of a heart attack.
vascular tissue around it. This phenomenon, however, called broken heart
syndrome, is more accurately described as the heart being stunned.
this type of cardiac event, which occurs when the sudden rush of adrenaline and
other stress hormones experienced in shock causes part of the heart muscle to
spasm while another section balloons outward, suspending the flow of blood. In
about one in three cases, the condition is serious enough to kill without
die from it – no question.”
is a pump and if that pump is suddenly stunned and can’t pump, than the whole
body isn’t getting the blood flow that it needs, so the sickest examples of
broken heart syndrome have been critically ill in the intensive (care) unit.”
pressure, cause fluid in the lungs and even clinical heart failure,” said
the Gazette of Montreal.
women, but anyone under stress is vulnerable. Wittstein said that the best
treatment for the disorder is time.
patients get through the first couple of days, the heart improves on its own.”
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