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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  • Heart Attacks In Women
    Broken heart syndrome. This condition — often brought on by stressful situations that can cause severe, but usually temporary, heart muscle failure — occurs more commonly in women after menopause. This condition may also be called takotsubo ...
    02/22/2017 - 6:00 am | View Link
  • Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
    Women also can suffer from the temporary condition, broken heart syndrome. Caused by stress, this temporary disorder can result in a failure of the heart muscle and is more common in post-menopausal women. It is never too late to make healthy lifestyle ...
    02/21/2017 - 3:57 am | View Link
  • Broken-heart syndrome more likely to affect women, those with head injuries
    The sudden loss of a job, a divorce, or the death of a loved one or even a family pet cause us to experience overwhelming emotions. The term “broken-hearted” is often used to describe these reactions, but it’s rarely thought of as life-threatening.
    02/19/2017 - 12:29 am | View Link
  • When it comes to heart attacks, women are different from men
    Women also are vulnerable to takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a type of heart muscle weakness also known as “broken heart syndrome,” which was first described in 1990 in Japan and is related to extreme emotional stress. More than 90 percent of reported cases ...
    02/18/2017 - 11:00 pm | View Link
  • Heart disease in women: Symptoms and risk factors
    Women should control these risk factors to help prevent heart disease: Diabetes Mental stress and depression Smoking Inactivity Certain conditions, including menopause, broken heart syndrome and pregnancy complications, also may increase a woman’s risk ...
    02/14/2017 - 8:09 am | View Link
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  • The Uniqueness of Heart Disease in Women
    By Gordon A. Ewy, MD, Director Emeritus, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center. In the United States, cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in both ...
    02/22/2017 - 11:30 am | View Website
  • 14 Breakup Quotes To Help Anyone With A Broken Heart ...
    This collection of breakup quotes perfectly describes just how much having a broken heart SUCKS.
    02/22/2017 - 6:58 am | View Website
  • WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart ...
    Are you one of the 43 million women in the US living with or at risk for heart disease? WomenHeart is here for you.
    02/21/2017 - 10:59 pm | View Website
  • The National Coalition for Women with Heart ...
    Are you one of the 43 million women in the US living with or at risk for heart disease? WomenHeart is here for you.
    02/21/2017 - 6:16 am | View Website
  • How Does Heart Disease Affect Women?
    In the United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. In fact, coronary heart disease (CHD)—the most common type of heart disease—is the #1 killer of both ...
    02/20/2017 - 10:02 pm | View Website
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