Risk factors that threaten life in the heart of a broken heart
It is not just something that someone has "broken a heart", but also a medical reality. Takotsubo syndrome, also known as "broken heart syndrome", can even be life threatening. Researchers have now identified which patients are at risk of increasing in the short or long term.
Most victims recover without results
In the early 1990s, the first Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) disease was described by Japanese doctors, Keigo Dote and Hikaru Sato. This disease occurs after a strong mental stress, such as sadness or disorders. Most women are affected after the menopause. The majority of victims recover without consequences of the disease. But ten percent develop dangerous complications. A further study has decided which patients are in the short or long term with increasing risk.
Explained cases clearly
The famous Takotsubo syndrome was a traditional octopus tape, Japanese in the form of a narrow throat Tonkrugs.
The medical profession considered the particular type of left ventricle at the end of the wound, which was reminiscent of it, as a result of harassing the circulation of the heart muscle.
The causes of the disease are still unclear and therefore the treatment must be based on the symptoms.
Losing love makes you sick
As the disease often occurs as a result of severe emotional stress, such as loss of loved ones, emotional stress or grief, referred to by the "broken heart syndrome" ("broken heart syndrome" ).
Also, bullying in the workplace or extreme physical stress such as surgery, collapse or stroke can trigger Broken Heart Syndrome.
In addition, it can be shown that extremely positive events such as marriage or lottery gains gain a Takotsubo syndrome.
In the meantime, it became known in medicine that the disease can lead to long-term heart damage and higher risk of stroke, among other things.
Illness can be fatal
As the disease is a sudden increase, often the heart pumping function is often disturbed, it often suspects that heart attacks often occur.
After the severe period, most patients recover within weeks or months.
However, about a hundred percent of patients are suffering from cardiogenic shock associated with the condition of acute stage, life-threatening complexity where the heart suddenly spends blood in too small by body.
Up to five percent of patients with cardiogenic shock die, reporting to the University of Zurich University (USZ) in a statement.
Researchers in the USZ have now discovered which Takotsubo patients are at increased risk of cardiogenic shock and have long-term consequences for those affected.
Which patients are developing cardiovascular shock
For their study, the scientists were able to resist the data collected in the InterTAK Register.
This first world-wide Takotsubo register was established in 2011 at the UDIC Heart Center University to investigate the Takotsubo syndrome.
More than 40 cardiovascular centers of 20 countries now form part of the registry; He is led by Professor Dr. med. Dr. RER. nat. Christian Templin, Interventional Cardiologist and Head of Acute Cardiology in the USZ.
"Thanks to the study, we now know which Takotsubo patients are developing cardiovascular shock during the severe period of disease and therefore they should be monitored intensively," said Templin.
"These patients also show a long-term risk and should therefore be monitored permanently," says the expert.
Many of these risk factors were not known and patients were not seen without abnormalities after Takotsubo disease.
"Patients' diagnosis, treatment and prognosis have taken a substantial step forward with this study." (Ad)