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What are the signs and symptoms of broken heart?

What are the signs and symptoms of broken heart?

What are the signs and symptoms of broken heart syndrome?

 

Broken heart syndrome is a diagnosis made by doctors. It resembles a heart attack in terms of its signs and symptoms. The signs and symptoms can begin within minutes or even hours after the distressing event. They include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diaphoresis (sweating)
  • Dizziness

What causes broken heart syndrome?

 

Emotions or physical reactions known as emotional stressors and physical stressors cause broken heart syndrome.

Emotional stressors include:

  • Grief
  • Fear
  • Extreme anger
  • Surprise

Physical stressors include:

  • High fever
  • Stroke
  • Seizure
  • Difficulty breathing (such as an asthma attack)
  • Significant bleeding
  • Low blood sugar

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