August 9, 2015

Broken Heart Syndrome???

According to the Mayo Clinic, Broken Heart Syndrome is real. Here is their description: 

 *A temporary heart condition that's often brought on by stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one. People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or think they're having a heart attack. In broken heart syndrome, there's a temporary disruption of your heart's normal pumping function, while the remainder of the heart functions normally or with even more forceful contractions.
Broken heart syndrome may be caused by the heart's reaction to a surge of stress hormones. The condition may also be called takotsubo cardiomyopathy, apical ballooning syndrome or stress cardiomyopathy by doctors.
The symptoms of broken heart syndrome are treatable, and the condition usually reverses itself in about a week.
In rare cases, broken heart syndrome is fatal. However, most who experience broken heart syndrome quickly recover and don't have long-lasting effects.* Mayo Clinic
The good thing is according to doctors the heart muscle is not damaged during this. The long term prognosis for patients who have been through this is excellent.
Ok, then. According to the Mayo Clinic it is real. And treatable. I can fully understand the heartbreak over the death of someone close to you, Ive been there. I can also understand the heartbreak of loosing the one you love with all your heart and soul, been there as well. I have had what I thought was a broken heart, but I recovered. 

So here is my question:

Has anyone or anyone you know, really ever experienced real Broken Heart Syndrome? 


  1. Wow. This is my first time hearing this. I don't I've gone through the symptoms, so does that mean I've never been broken hearted? Or is this just a term doctors use?

  2. I had no idea heartbreak could be that intense. Wow, that is scary!

  3. I have not personally known anyone but you do hear stories of couples when one dies the other one dies shortly after. I have had my heart broken but I really wouldn't know it it caused anything or not.

  4. I dread the term and I wish my tweens never ever experience such!

  5. This is actually the first time I have heard of this. I didn't know it is possible. Thanks for sharing this information with us.