Can happiness break your heart?

Source: NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines

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Date of publication: March2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:

This study aimed to assess whether Takotsubo syndrome – which often occurs after negative emotional events leading to “broken heart syndrome” – can also occur after a positive emotional event.

The researchers used data from 1,750 people with TTS and found 485 cases preceded by an emotional event, 20 of which were positive emotional events, leading to the use of the term “happy heart syndrome”. These events ranged from family parties to weddings. 

 

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines

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