Can a Broken Heart Kill You?

Recent studies have shown that there actually is a condition called “Broken Heart” Syndrome According to “Broken Heart” Syndrome is “a temporary heart condition brought on by extreme physical or emotional stress — occurs overwhelmingly in women compared to men, a new study suggests.

Whether preceded by the sudden death of a loved one, a frightening medical diagnosis, a car accident or even a surprise party, the phenomenon is 7.5 times more common in females, and women older than 55 are 2.9 times more likely to develop broken heart syndrome than younger women, the researchers found.”

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posted by – Susan, Health Reference Services

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