Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition brought on by stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one. Many people who have broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or may think they’re having a heart attack. These broken heart syndrome symptoms may be brought on by the heart’s reaction to a surge of stress hormones. In broken heart syndrome, a part of your heart temporarily enlarges, a condition called cardiomyopathy.
Yes, there’s such thing as BROKEN HEART SYNDROME. It’s also known as Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and I think I have one right now. via happified
“Tragedies happen. What are you gonna do? Give up? Quit? No. I realize now that when your heart breaks, you gotta fight like hell to make sure you’re still alive. ‘Cause you are. And that pain you feel? It’s life. The confusion and fear? That’s there to remind you that somewhere out there is something better. And that something is worth fighting for.” — Nathan Scott, One Tree Hill