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How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

There really is a “broken heart syndrome” and a recent study, discussed on BBC, finds it can be treated – and the heart can be mended. Read the entire article here.

Medics can help you recover from a broken heart

US researchers studied 70 patients with “broken heart syndrome”, a recognised condition linked to stressful or emotional events.

All these patients recovered, most after being given aspirin or heart drugs, even though 20% were deemed critically ill.

The American Journal of Cardiology study says the condition is probably caused by a surge in stress hormones.

Broken heart syndrome, known medically as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, was first described by Japanese researchers in the early 1990s.

Even though symptoms mimic those of a heart attack such as chest pain and shortness of breath, broken heart syndrome does appear to be temporary and completely reversible – if treated quickly.

March 30, 2009 - Posted by | Aging, Health Issues, News


  1. Youuu Hooo! All this talk of aspirin mending a broken heart is complete hogwash,if you ask me. The only effective panacea for mending a broken heart is meditation along with aerobic exercise and oh yes, there is joining a salsa class too.

    Comment by Mrs.& Mr. Technicolore | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hi old friend. I don’t know if you think you are being funny, but I agree with all three things you prescribe. It also helps to have a dog to walk, and a job that grabs your attention and keeps your mind off broken-hearted thoughts.

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 31, 2009 | Reply

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