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Symptoms Of A Broken Heart

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Broken Heart also refers to an actual medical condition that feels like a heart attack. Broken Heart Syndrome occurs during highly stressful or emotional times, such as divorce, death of a spouse, serious medical diagnosis or significant financial problems, says Loyola University Health System cardiologist Sara Sirna, MD. Broken Heart Syndrome is also known as stress - induced cardiomyopathy, Takosubo's cardiomyopathy or transient apical ballooning Syndrome. The underlying cause is not known but is thought to be secondary to release of adrenalin and other stress hormones that have a deleterious effect on the heart. Symptoms typically include chest pain and difficulty breathing, and can easily be mistaken for heart attack. Broken Heart Syndrome typically occurs in patients older than 50 and is more common in women, although it also occurs in younger women and men. Like heart attack, Broken Heart Syndrome can be very alarming to patients, Dr. Sirna say. But unlike heart attack, Broken Heart Syndrome is usually reversible, with no long - lasting effects on heart muscle. Most affected individuals regain cardiac function within a short period of time. It's often difficult to tell the difference between Broken Heart Syndrome and heart attack. Thus, if you experience symptoms such as chest pain and difficulty breathing, don't assume you really have Broken Heart Syndrome - call 911, Dr. Sirna say. Dr. Sirna is a professor in the Division of Cardiology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Her specialties include women's Health, preventive Cardiology and clinical Cardiology. Dr. Sirna is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

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What is broken heart syndrome?

Symptoms may occur within minutes or not until hours after a stressful situation, and are similar to those of heart attack. Emergency care should always be sought when experiencing these symptoms, since there is no way to determine their cause without proper testing and diagnosis by doctor. Symptoms include the following: angina, shortness of breath, Arrhythmia cardiogenic shock, fainting, low blood pressure, heart failure

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When Your Heart Breaks (Literally).

When you picture a broken heart, your mind may conjure up melancholy poem penned to lost lover, or, image of a jagged edge cartoon heart split in two. But, real - life broken heart can actually lead to cardiac consequences. Texas & M Health Science Center College of Medicine cardiologist explain science behind broken Heart syndrome. There is still much to be discovered about broken heart syndrome, says Gregory Dehmer, MD, cardiologist and professor at Texas & M College of Medicine. What we do know, is it appears in individuals experiencing extreme stress triggered by substantial emotional responselike death of loved one, intense argument or after exposure to shocking situation.

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Breakdown of a Broken Heart

It is possible to die of a broken heart. Traumatic life events such as the death of a loved one, physical injury, or even emotional memory can cause Broken Heart syndrome. The Syndrome occurs when a surge of stress hormones causes short - term heart muscle failure. Condition is usually treatable, but it can be fatal. The idea that you can die from a broken heart might seem far - fetch, but according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, b roken heart syndrome, is a real, life - threatening condition. Also know as stress - induce cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy, Broken Heart syndrome has been speculated among celebrities such as actress Debbie Reynolds, who died one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher, and Johnny Cash, who died within months of his wife, June Carter Cash, as the Guardian report. It's also been romanticized in movies such as Notebook, in which Allie and Noah die together while holding hands in their sleep. Although Broken Heart syndrome isn't always fatal, it is a serious condition that can happen to anyone. Here's how to distinguish emotional heartbreak from literal heartbreak.

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The Heart Responds

Broken heart symptoms, such as chest tightness and shortness of breath, can seem like heart attack. The problem happens when psychological distress triggers sudden weakness of heart muscle. It can be caused by sudden shockA or acute anxiety. Doctors call it astress - induce cardiomyopathy or atakotsubo myopathy. The heart has its mysteries, including the reasons why it can suddenly grow weak due to physical or emotional stress. It could be that the flood of stress hormone adrenaline is too much for it to handle. One theory is that adrenaline causes heartas arteries to narrow so much that they cut off blood flow to muscle. Unlike heart attack, broken heart syndrome makes part of your heart larger, temporarily. This can change how your ticker pumps, which causes symptoms.

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How to heal heartbreak

The pain of ending a relationship is one that many people experience, maybe even more than once in their lifetime. Movies and books make it seem easy to bounce back after a broken heart: happy endings either see a couple getting back together or someone moving on to an even better relationship. In real life, relationship woes are usually resolved in two hours like they are on a silver screen, and stories do always have tidy endings. If youre trying to come to terms with the end of a relationship, commonly repeated platitudes, adages, and cliches are not likely to be helpful. Although people may mean well when they say, it is better to have love and lose than never to have love at all, offering such sentiments does give you much by way of practical advice for coping with your emotions. Nobody can tell you with any degree of certainty how long you will need to heal, but there are some ways you can make the process of mending a broken heart an opportunity to learn more about your wants and needs. Ultimately, you can use these insights to develop and strengthen your healthy coping skills. The growth you experience will help you navigate future relationships with others, as well as the relationships you have with yourself.

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Causes

The exact cause of broken heart syndrome is unclear. It's thought that surge of stress hormones, such as adrenaline, might temporarily damage the hearts of some people. How these hormones might hurt the heart or whether something else is responsible isn't completely clear. Temporary constriction of large or small arteries of the heart has been suspected to play a role. People who have broken heart syndrome may also have differences in the structure of heart muscle. Broken heart syndrome is often preceded by intense physical or emotional event. Some potential triggers of broken heart syndrome are: death of love one frightening medical diagnosis, domestic abuse, losing or even winning a lot of money. Strong arguments surprise party public speaking, job loss or financial difficulty, divorce, physical stressors, such as asthma attack, COVID - 19 infection, broken bone or major surgery. It's also possible that some drugs, rarely, may cause broken heart syndrome by causing a surge of stress hormones. Drugs that may contribute to broken heart syndrome include: epinephrine, which is used to treat severe allergic reactions or severe asthma attack Duloxetine, medication given to treat nerve problems in people with diabetes, or as treatment for depression, Venlafaxine, treatment for depression Levothyroxine, drug given to people whose thyroid glands don't work properly Unprescribed or illegal stimulants, such as methamphetamine and cocaine

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