Takotsubo syndrome, also called “broken heart syndrome”, is diagnosed up to 10 times more often in older women than younger women or men of any age. Photo: Shutterstock
Takotsubo syndrome, also called “broken heart syndrome”, is diagnosed up to 10 times more often in older women than younger women or men of any age. Photo: Shutterstock
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‘Broken heart syndrome’ can mirror a heart attack, is diagnosed most often in older women – and it’s on the rise, new research shows

  • Takotsubo syndrome can be triggered by loss or stress such as a break-up or car accident, and can lead to long-term heart injury
  • A new study shows the heart and the brain react together when things like anxiety or stress are present, and that the rare condition has become more common

Takotsubo syndrome, also called “broken heart syndrome”, is diagnosed up to 10 times more often in older women than younger women or men of any age. Photo: Shutterstock
Takotsubo syndrome, also called “broken heart syndrome”, is diagnosed up to 10 times more often in older women than younger women or men of any age. Photo: Shutterstock
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