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Doctors looking for ‘broken heart’ syndrome

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Associated Press of Pakistan

Extreme stress can trigger what seems to be a heart attack, but is really something known as broken heart syndrome.

Unlike conventional heart attacks stemming from blocked arteries, broken heart syndrome, or stress cardiomyopathy, is caused by an extended surge in adrenaline, such as after a car crash or even learning of the death of a loved one. It may only require short-term treatment because the heart usually recovers by itself, BBC radio reported. Read More »Doctors looking for ‘broken heart’ syndrome