Broken Hearts Syndrome May Trigger Heart Problems

Broken hearts syndrome may trigger heart problems, according to the recent study showing that an acute stress on heart can lead to make it suddenly weakened and changes shape of one of the chambers of heart, the left ventricle or enlarges it.

Expert team of Piedmont Heart Institute in Athens informed that it is relatively common to see number of women and men  suffering from a medical condition broken heart syndrome, which scientifically known as ‘takotsubo cardiomyopathy’.

People going through the condition of broken heart syndrome; do look for doctor’s visit more often for their problems with chest pain, which they think to be the chances of facing a heart attack. However, chest pain does not occur due to the clogged arteries, rather it is the result of hitting a serious stress on heart.


Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), the severe medical condition was very first observed in Japan in 1990, from when many more cases came to be detected all over the world. According to the American Heart Association, takotsubo is octopus trap, which looks like pot shaped struck heart.

Cardiologist Dr. Joseph Poole from the Piedmont Heart of Athens stated that, “Patients come in with symptoms similar to a heart attack, but do not have the typical blocked arteries that we see with a heart attack. However, their hearts did ‘balloon’ out and look like a big, round ball, which is reminiscent of something the Japanese used to catch octopi, which is takotsubo, or ‘octopus pot.”