Broken Heart: Rare Syndrome Causes Heart Problems Due to Stress

There's a saying that no one ever died from a broken heart, but science shows it can still do a lot of damage. For a person with what's known as broken heart syndrome, an emotional stress like the death of a loved one can cause a seemingly healthy heart to stop working normally. Doctors estimate 1 to 2 percent of patients who are diagnosed with a heart attack in the U.S. are actually suffering broken heart syndrome. It's easy to understand why -- patients have many of the same symptoms as a...Full Story
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