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Broken heart syndrome is a serious illness: is it possible to die because of non-reciprocal love

Broken heart syndrome is a serious illness: is it possible to die because of non-reciprocal love

More than one film has been made about the suffering of a broken heart, they are sung in many songs. But this is not only romantic, but also dangerous. After all, this is a real diagnosis, and, unfortunately, you can die from it, writes RBC-Ukraine. This was told by the pathologist from Lviv Victoria Pyets.

According to the physician, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or broken heart syndrome is one of the syndromes of acute heart failure.

Why does the disease occur

Interestingly, the exact mechanism is still unknown. However, in patients with this syndrome, stress was always preceded (in turn, this is the release into the blood of a large amount of catecholamine and adrenaline (the so-called stress hormone), which in people prone to this causes diffuse spasm of the coronary arteries and temporary ischemic disturbance of the left ventricle.

What can cause broken heart syndrome

  • Death of a loved one
  • Non-reciprocal love
  • domestic violence
  • Parting
  • car accident
  • Surgery
  • mental illness

Women are more prone to “heartbreak”

Unfortunately, in women, the syndrome occurs as much as nine times more often.

Symptoms:

  1. Sharp pain in the chest
  2. Dyspnea
  3. Decreased blood pressure
  4. pale skin, cold sweat

Can you die from a broken heart?

According to the doctor, unfortunately, acute heart failure can lead to pulmonary edema and cause death.

Treatment of SRH is only medication, so contact your doctor as soon as you notice suspicious symptoms.

Disease prevention:

  • Avoid stressful situations, at least try to minimize
  • Rest
  • Give up bad habits
  • Exercise several times a week
  • It’s great to ask
  • And cut out the people who stress you out of your life.
  • Consult a psychologist if necessary
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