Heartbreak, from breaking up or losing one’s partner, can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack, and in some cases, especially in old age, can lead to sudden death. Photo: Alamy Heartbreak, from breaking up or losing one’s partner, can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack, and in some cases, especially in old age, can lead to sudden death. Photo: Alamy
Heartbreak, from breaking up or losing one’s partner, can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack, and in some cases, especially in old age, can lead to sudden death. Photo: Alamy
Wellness

How heartbreak is a real physical thing, and how to deal with it

  • People whose hearts have been broken can experience changes in brain function and the shape of their heart
  • Bereaved people are likely to suffer from symptoms that mimic heart attacks

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Heartbreak, from breaking up or losing one’s partner, can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack, and in some cases, especially in old age, can lead to sudden death. Photo: Alamy Heartbreak, from breaking up or losing one’s partner, can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack, and in some cases, especially in old age, can lead to sudden death. Photo: Alamy
Heartbreak, from breaking up or losing one’s partner, can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack, and in some cases, especially in old age, can lead to sudden death. Photo: Alamy
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