broken heart syndrome

What is a Broken Heart Syndrome?

Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as cardiomyopathy, is a condition brought on by an emotionally or physically stressful situation. Events that adversely affect the person’s emotions, like separation from or the loss of a loved one, betrayal, trauma, shock, depression, a difficult and stressful tooth extraction, or receiving happy news (like expecting a child, winning the lottery and similar) can bring on this syndrome. It is more common in women than in men.