Broken heart syndrome is on the rise in women ages 50-74 years

2021-11-16T06:13:14+00:00

A number of years ago, I wrote a blog article on how stress can cause a broken heart. At the time, I had just taken care of my very first patient diagnosed with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Needless to say, I was both excited and intrigued by this condition. That is because it confirmed a tangible link between our minds and our bodies. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, there has been a recent rise in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in women age 50-74 years. This is also known as broken heart syndrome and stress -induced cardiomyopathy. [...]