When, after death, divorce and even sudden joy, you experience intense stress and feel your heart broken, you do not overdo it, it is in fact realistic, and science has proven this, not just a popular statement that reflects a certain exaggeration.
Researchers have found that when a person is subjected to severe pressure after painful events such as death, separation or depression, and even after sudden joy, such as getting a big reward, changes take place in his heart and suffer from pain similar to a heart attack.
Women are the most affected by this disease, says Hart.org. "What's happening is that the person experiences severe and sudden chest pain due to the high growth hormones of stress, lack of breathing and heartbeat disorders.
They can occur even if the person does not have a history of heart disease and can lead to severe heart failure.
Recovery from the "broken heart" is short and lasts for a few days or weeks and is unlikely to recur, except in very few cases, while recovery after a heart attack lasts a month or more.
Doctors may initially make a mistake in diagnosing the condition, they may consider it as a heart attack, especially since the symptoms and test results look similar, but with some tests and attention to detail, you can detect the difference.
"Broken heart" tests show dramatic changes in heart rhythm, as well as blood changes such as heart attacks, but unlike heart attacks, there is no evidence of blockage in the "broken heart" arteries.
Tests show the difference between two diseases, an ECG test, a test that records electrical activity in the heart, in addition to blood tests that show no heart failure.