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You really can die of a broken heart: Here's what you need to know about Takotsubo Syndrome

5 monthes ago   |   By Evening Express

If you thought dying from a broken heart was just an old romantic cliche, think again - it can actually be a medical condition which, in some cases, can be fatal.
‘Broken heart' syndrome', or Takotsubo syndrome, can be brought on by extreme emotional stress, like a bereavement, sometimes resulting in heart failure. It's only relatively recently that it's been recognised as a condition and it's still thought to be under-diagnosed, as it's often mistaken for a heart attack because symptoms can be very similar.
“It's difficult to put a figure on how many people are affected by Takotsubo...
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