17-52 Segment 2: “Broken Heart Syndrome”

 

When a person suffers a severe emotional shock, they may suffer what looks like a heart attack but is actually what doctors call “stress cardiomyopathy.” Most patients recover but the condition can be fatal, confirming that it is possible to die of a broken heart. An expert explains.

Guest:

  • Dr. Tracy Stevens, cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO

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