05/09/2013 02:38 pm ET

'Broken Heart Syndrome': Research Shows It Is Possible To Die Of A Broken Heart (VIDEO)

It turns out there is some truth to the cliché saying, "I'm dying of a broken heart."

According to the University of Rochester's Christine Thompkins, "broken heart syndrome," or acute heart failure triggered by stress, is a real condition that can happen to healthy people with healthy hearts. Its symptoms include chest pain and life-threatening arrhythmias, but it can be treated and reversed.

Watch the video above for more on broken heart syndrome.

A study by Duke University earlier this year found that a happy marriage increases a person's life expectancy.

Read some of the most interesting marriage research findings from 2012 in the slideshow below.

Top 10 Marriage Findings of 2012

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