Broken Heart Syndrome: The Symptoms And How To Handle Them
November 27, 2017 17:41
Stress is an integral part of our lives. We don’t think there are any ways to avoid stress altogether. And sometimes, it becomes too much and leads to a condition known as broken heart syndrome.
Broken heart syndrome (also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy) is a heart condition that manifests in ways similar to a heart attack. It is usually caused by emotional stress, but physical stress can trigger the condition, too. A stressful event causes a rise in levels of stress hormones, which leads to broken heart syndrome.