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Broken Heart Syndrome Explained

Paper Heart with a tear down the middle
Kelly Sikkema

When you think of a broken heart, you may picture a cartoon drawing with a jagged line through it. But a real-life broken heart can lead to cardiac issues. Depression, mental health and heart disease have established ties. Read on for more information about how an extremely stressful event can have an impact on your heart.

Allison Campos, DNP with SIH Prairie Heart Institute answers questions about the condition. Learn how it affects the heart, the signs, the symptoms and the treatments for Broken Heart Syndrome by clicking the "Listen" button above.

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