(Broken Heart Syndrome)
We have all had our heart broken or know someone that has. Is there actual medical and physiological effects of having a "broken heart" or is it just a figure of speech? Watch as Emory Professor of Epidemiology, Viola Vaccarino, discusses the real science behind a "broken heart."
Video from Emory University, February 13, 2012.
Starting in 2001, more became known about Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. First described in Japanese medical journals, it was named after the similarities between the LEFT VENTRICLE in systole and the shape of a Japanese octopus trap. It is also called broken heart syndrome. It was first described in 5 Japanese male patients in 1990.
In the Takotsubo registry you will learn about the physical patterns, where most often women show the signs of this post-menopausal.
NOTE: Symptoms are often treated with drugs, however we feel the Comfort Cub is an additional, non-evasive form of treating this syndrome
CAMP WOOD, TEXAS — A Texan woman was hospitalized due to literal heartbreak after her pet dog Meha passed away. Also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, the condition affects vastly more women than men. Symptoms involve a shortness of breath and chest pain Experts believe the sheer amount of adrenaline and hormones triggered by the stressful event may temporarily stupefy the heart.
NOTE: Only the first 2.23 minutes of the video are relevant.
References: New York Daily News - http://nydn.us/2yZrpvS
Harvard Health - http://bit.ly/2gC6AiO