Testing for Heart Disease

Japan's Broken Heart Syndrome

Leslie Lafayette Health Guide March 23, 2011
  • In the aftermath of the terrible events in Japan, I have been thinking about a heart condition called "Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy."  It is also nicknamed "Broken Heart Syndrome." If has been said that you can die of a broken heart, or die of fright, but is it true?  It can be, but ...

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  • tjavailable
    Apr. 02, 2011

    Thanks for this information. What I would like to say is that Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy is caused manly due to stress.Some other common names of this disease are Transient apical ballooning, Apical ballooning cardiomyopathy, Stress-induced cardiomyopathy, Stress cardiomyopathy. Also there are some proposed theories on Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. They are Wraparound...

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    Thanks for this information. What I would like to say is that Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy is caused manly due to stress.Some other common names of this disease are Transient apical ballooning, Apical ballooning cardiomyopathy, Stress-induced cardiomyopathy, Stress cardiomyopathy. Also there are some proposed theories on Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. They are Wraparound LAD, Transient Vasospasm, Microvascular Dysfunction. Check it out here

     

     

  • J R K
    Mar. 25, 2011

    Excellent information. I shall be sure to pass this on to all my friends, especially my female friends; a life saved is a life shared. Looking forward to more postings by this author.

    j

    • Leslie Lafayette
      Health Guide
      Mar. 26, 2011

      Thank you so much for your response! I'm glad this is of help, and think women past age 50 should be aware of it. Thank you for spreading the word.