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Broken Heart Syndrome

You Can Be So Happy It Breaks Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living

File this under depressing things we didn't know. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or the temporary weakening of the heart's main pumping ventricle, is collo...

Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Nearly everyone has experienced the death of someone that they know and love. And for many, the loss is so overwhelming that they feel the physical ef...

Can a Broken Heart Really Break Your Heart?

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

The symptoms of broken heart syndrome are very similar to those of a heart attack, and they can include angina (chest pain), shortness of breath, low blood pressure and temporary heart failure.

Catherine Pearson

Time May Not Heal A Broken Heart After All, Study Says | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Divorce

It's been said that time heals a broken heart, but a small new study suggests that may not be true -- at least for those with broken heart syndrome. ...

Yes, You Can Actually Die Of A Broken Heart

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.23.2014 | Divorce

The next time you hear that someone died of a broken heart, believe it. It turns out, you can die from a heartache; it's a condition called Takots...

Couple Of 83 Years Dies Just Days Apart

Posted 09.11.2013 | Weddings

After 83 years of marriage, Fresno, Calif. couple Max and LaVere Robinson died within days of each other late last month. Max, 101, died on August ...

WATCH: How Breakups Affect Your Body

Posted 05.24.2013 | Divorce

It turns out, a broken heart can take a serious toll on your health. On Thursday's episode of "The Doctors," Dr. Travis Stork walked viewers throug...

You Can Actually Die Of A Broken Heart

Posted 05.09.2013 | Weddings

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 Thompk...

WATCH: How Love Affects Us Physically: A Heart Surgeon Weighs In

OWN | Posted 12.26.2012 | OWN

If you've ever experienced an emotional trauma so bad you thought your heart would break, you're not alone. In this clip from an episode of "SoulPanca...

Married 62 Years, They Died Hours Apart

Posted 12.08.2012 | Weddings

They enjoyed 62 loving years of marriage. Last week, Kansas couple Melvin and Doris Cornelson died within hours each other, reports local news stat...

Can You Really Die From A Broken Heart? | Posted 01.12.2012 | Fifty

Broken heart syndrome doesn’t just exist in fairy tales. According to a new study published the Journal of the American Heart Association, heart att...