Although Broken Heart Syndrome is less dangerous than a heart attack. However, life-threatening complications can occur.
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Thursday 08 November 2018
Emotions and feelings can really influence heart: broken skin syndrome, heart failure, is triggered by severe physical or mental stress. Researchers have now discovered that some patients can continue to die several years later.
About 10 percent of all people with Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo syndrome, also suffer from cardiogenic shock. In this way doctors understand a life threatening situation where a sudden heart disease is no longer supplying the body with enough blood. Researchers at Zurich University Hospital in Switzerland have now discovered for the first time that people with Broken Heart's syndrome are complicated by cardiogenic shock at a higher risk of premature death up to five years later. These patients had the following risk factors:
- The Broken Heart syndrome was stimulated by physical stress such as surgery or asthma assault,
- there was cardiac arrhythmiary (atrial fibrillation) and / or stroke volume,
- The findings of X-ray or ultrasound showed abnormalities in the left ventricle,
- There were risk factors for heart disease such as diabetes or smoking.
"Thanks to the study, we now know which Takotsubo patients are developing cardiovascular shock during the severe period of the disease and therefore they should be monitored intensively, as these patients also show more of long-term danger and should be monitored in the long term, "said director of study and cardiologist Dr. Christian Templin at the American Heart Association Annual Meeting.
Battalion Heart Syndrome can cause similar symptoms to heart attack. However, there is no myocardial damage or arterial stimulus and patients usually recover within days or weeks if the patient is overcoming the acute life-threatening period. In general, it is believed that the broken heart syndrome is caused by stress hormones. As well as physical stress, triggers can be extremely negative as well as positive experiences such as death or lottery gain.
The risk factors were identified by analyzing data from the largest Takotsubo international register. There were 198 people who had suffered cardiovascular shock compared to 1880 patients without cardiogenic shock, the majority were female.
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