Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 07, 2013
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that shows how Broken Heart Syndrome is now making the medical radar of heart conditions to watch for.
As Bel Marra Health reports in its article (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/heart-health/what-a-broken-heart-means-for-heart-health/), a broken heart can do more than cause emotional distress; it can actually comprise your heart health and cause physical heart problems.
According to Mayo Clinic, broken heart syndrome can cause symptoms which are similar to those experienced during a heart attack and stroke. The most common symptoms include sudden and intense chest pain, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat and feelings of weakness.
As the Bel Marra Health article says, although broken heart syndrome is most often caused by an outside event or mental stressor, it has a real and physical impact on heart health. The exact cause of broken heart syndrome is unknown; however preliminary research suggests that it is caused (at least in part) by a surge of stress hormones.
More specifically, the stress of a broken heart causes a sudden surge of stress hormones such as adrenaline to flood the body and to temporarily weaken the heart. The flood of hormones also causes a part of your heart to temporarily enlarge and it reduces the ability of that specific part of the heart, to pump properly.
It is estimated that 1 to 2 percent of patients who are diagnosed with heart attacks are actually suffering from broken heart syndrome. Women are much more prone to experiencing heart problems from a broken heart then men, with 90-95 percent of all patients being female. Age is also a factor, and the majority of patients are over the age of 50. Broken heart syndrome is also much more common amongst post-menopausal women. The exact reason for this is unknown; however it is likely due to hormonal differences caused by menopause.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “The good news is that most patients, who experience heart problems caused by a broken heart, will experience complete recovery within two months. Also, unlike heart attack and stroke victims, patients with broken heart syndrome almost never experience long term damage. In fact, in a 5 year follow-up study, not one patient had experienced a recurrence.”
(SOURCE: “J Electrocardiol.”, ST-segment deviation pattern of takotsubo cardiomyopathy similar to acute pericarditis: Diffuse ST-segment elevation, Dec 28, 2012)
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