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Broken heart syndrome

Broken heart syndrome

Senior author Dr Christian Templin said the findings, published on Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggest people with broken heart syndrome should be screened for cancer.

Broken heart syndrome is a serious medical problem that can be triggered by physical or emotional stress. …

https://www.heart.org/en/news/2019/07/17/more-evidence-links-broken-heart-syndrome-to-cancer#:~:text=Broken%20heart%20syndrome%20is%20a,according%20to%20a%20new%20study.

If your doctor suspects you have broken heart syndrome, he or she will use these examinations and tests to make a diagnosis:

Personal history and physical exam. ...

Electrocardiogram (ECG). ...

Echocardiogram. ...

Blood tests. ...

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). ...

Coronary angiogram. 

Broken heart syndrome may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack because the symptoms and test results are similar. In fact, tests show dramatic changes in rhythm and blood substances that are typical of a heart attack. But unlike a heart attack, there’s no evidence of blocked heart arteries in broken heart syndrome.

https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/cardiomyopathy/what-is-cardiomyopathy-in-adults/is-broken-heart-syndrome-real

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Interesting that it is suggested that people with broken heart syndrome should be screened for cancer.

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