Die From a Broken Heart

Breakthrough in the question: Is it possible to die from a broken heart?

Doctors have noticed that when 2 people have been in a close relationship and one of them dies, the loss can be so intensely traumatic for the surviving partner, that the emotional pain manifests itself in physical form on the body. According to recent studies, it’s possible to die from heart failure after an intense emotional event such as a death, divorce or traumatic break-up. It’s called Stress Cardiomyopathy. It happens when intense emotional events cause adrenaline levels in the body to rise to such high levels for days on end that the heart begins to die.

The heart is the only broken instrument that works

Stress hormones are so high that they begin to “stun” the heart into failure. The occurrence was often misdiagnosed as a heart attack. Researchers found that, even though symptoms are similar, they are slightly different conditions.

Because of the massive amounts of continuous adrenaline, or epinephrine, from emotional events the body can experience chest pain, fluid in the lungs, shortness of breath and even heart failure.


One response to “Die From a Broken Heart

  1. I can truly relate to this blog…you see, my Mother passed away on June 8, 2012…my Father; her husband of 56 years has been in the hospital since September 18, 2012…and I believe with all I have in me, that my Father’s condition is due to a “broken heart”. I wrote this for them [my parents]:

    What God has Joined Together

    he paired two hearts side by side
    the perfect union undenied
    but which would cry to touch the other
    with the laden beat of a soul mate, lover?

    O’Prunty 2012

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