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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Women More at Risk Taxable Broken Heart Syndrome

New York, hear the word If a broken heart, people will always connect with the problem of romance. Adaalah heartbroken when in fact a phenomenon that occurs in heart, and consequently can vary, not just a matter of course romance.

Broken heart syndrome is a disorder of the heart due to temporary physical or emotional stress that extreme. This syndrome is more common in women compared with men. Research suggests that this syndrome is more susceptible permpuan experienced by parents.

Broken heart syndrome is clinically known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. This syndrome causes heart enlargement in part for a while, while others function normally or contract more forcefully.

Similar symptoms and trigger a heart attack chest pain, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat and feeling faint. This condition can be treated and usually cured in a week.

This syndrome may be preceded by the sudden death of a loved one, a frightening medical diagnosis, a car accident or even a surprise party. This phenomenon is 7.5 times more commonly experienced by women.

Women aged 55 years and over 2.9 times more likely to experience broken heart syndrome than younger women.

Researchers analyzed national data in 2007 and found that from about 6230 cases of broken heart syndrome, more than 89% of sufferers are women. Approximately one third of patients aged between 50 and 65 years, while 58% of them aged over 65 years.

In women aged 55 and up, the possibility of fracture syndrome 9.5 times higher compared with men.

"This is the first time we got a real illness that indicate the relationship between mind and heart," said Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, director of women's health and heart disease at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City as reported by, Friday (18/11 / 2011.

"We should not underestimate the effect of mind on the heart. Stress is settled so many found today and give a gap likely emotional state can affect the heart," added Steinbaum who is also spokesman for the American Heart Association.

But experts are still trying to understand why women are more likely to suffer a broken heart syndrome. Differences in hormones and coronary artery between the sexes may be a contributing factor. However, further research is still needed.

"We do not really know what causes it, but these symptoms are found in people who have symptoms of heart attack due to a very stressful situation," said Dr. Stacey Rosen, chairman of the association of cardiology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York.

According to Rosen, women have different forms of heart disease in men. It could be this is an external effect on the heart muscle, or differences in how blood vessels are not yet understood.

"There is truth that women behave and react more emotionally, although it is not fair to say that if there is something disturbing things that men are emotionally, they do not feel it," said Steinbaum.

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