I Am A 41 Yr. Old Woman Who Was Just Diagnosed With A Weak Heart, But Doesn't Have Cardiomyopathy, What Else Could Cause A Weak Heart? Could It Be Caused Emotionaly?

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I Am A 41 Yr. Old Woman Who Was Just Diagnosed With A Weak Heart, But Doesn't Have Cardiomyopathy, What Else Could Cause A Weak Heart? Could It Be Caused Emotionaly?

I am a 41-year-old woman who was just diagnosed with a weak heart but who doesn't have cardiomyopathy. What else could cause a weak heart? Could it be caused emotionally?

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Hi Kthycalv,

First, having a "weak heart" doesn't mean you're a weak person or are emotionally fragile. This is a physical condition and not an issue with your metaphorical "heart." You can be a very emotionally tough person and still have a weak heart! :-)

Here's a post you may want to review:

Heart Failure: What Does It Mean?

I recommend discussing possible causes with your physician to get a clearer idea of what your condition means and how you can best manage it. Good luck!

Here are a couple of other links that might be useful:

7 Ways Your Body Says You're Stressed

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

Heart Healthy Tips