Broken Heart Syndrome

New research has shows that people who go through cariogenic shock due to broken heart syndrome have an increase death risk, both short-term and long-term.

Broken heart syndrome is scientifically known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress-induced cardiomyopathy. People who suffer from it claim to feel intense chest pain and very sudden shortness of breath. It is a relatively rare condition that very much resembles the symptoms of a heart, and is much more common in women than men.

Fortunately, most people can fully recover within weeks, even though 1 in 10 people do develop more serious complication.

The leader, Dr. Christian Templin, and his team found that physical stress was more than twice as likely to have caused broken heart syndrome. As said by Dr Templin himself:

For the first time, this analysis found [that] people who experienced broken heart syndrome complicated by cardiogenic shock were at high risk of death years later, underlining the importance of careful long-term follow-up, especially in this patient group.”

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