Women More Likely To Have 'broken Heart Syndrome'

Women More Likely To Have 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A woman's heart breaks more easily than a man's.Females are seven to nine times more likely to suffer "broken heart syndrome," when sudden or prolonged stress like an emotional breakup or death causes overwhelming heart failure or heart attack-like symptoms, the first nationwide study of this finds.

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