Broken Heart Syndrome Affects Hundreds of Minnesotans

Broken Heart
Broken Heart

[WCCO Radio, February 14, 2011] There is a lot of talk of love this Valentine’s Day, but for those suffering from a broken heart, it’s a serious matter. Broken heart syndrome is a rare condition in which emotional or physical stress causes people to feel like they are having a heart attack. Dr. Scott Sharkey is a cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute. He said the damage to the heart is usually temporary and is related to excessive amounts of stress hormones. Listen to the WCCO interview below.

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