Broken Heart Syndrome: How Grief and Emotional Trauma Affect Your Heart

The Institute of Human Anatomy demonstrates how the shape of the human heart becomes enlarged from Broken Heart Syndrome. Prior to onset, the condition is triggered when patients suffer episodes of emotional trauma or grief. Symptoms are closely aligned with experiencing a heart attack. Postmenopausal women are affected the most.

Doctors Warn of Broken Heart Syndrome and Its Triggers: ABC Action News

ABC Action News warns about the physical effects of Broken Heart Syndrome. Brought on by emotional stress, its symptoms are similar to experiencing a heart attack. Indications might be sudden chest pains, shortness of breath, or heaviness in the chest. Typical triggers are job loss, financial problems, loss of a loved one, or witnessing a violent crime.