Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Broken-Heart Syndrome Is NOT A Myth!!!

Did you know a broken heart can actually kill you😳😳? . Yes it is true. πŸ“šπŸ“šThe condition is known as Takotsubo or Stress cardiomyopathy.

It causes a weakening of the left ventricle, usually as the result of severe emotional or physical stress, such as a sudden illness, the loss of a loved one, a serious accident, or a natural disaster such as an earthquake. That's why the condition is also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy, or BROKEN-HEART syndrome. The main symptoms are chest pain and shortness of breath.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) mimics acute coronary syndrome and no initial ECG finding reliably differentiates TCM from STEMI.

If the patient continues to manifest a clinical picture consistent with acute coronary syndrome, especially STEMI, then standard therapies, such as the following, may be indicated: 
  •  Aspirin
  •  Beta blockers
  •  Nitrates 
  • Heparin or enoxaparin 
  • Platelet glycogen (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitors 
  • Morphine 
  • Clopidogrel . 

Now you know dying from a broken heart is not just a myth 😁😁. .

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