When you are under intense stress after death or divorce or even sudden joy and feel as if your heart is broken, do not overdo it. In fact, it is real, and science has succeeded in proving it, not just a popular statement that reflects some exaggerated value.
Scientists have said that when a person is subjected to severe pressure after painful events, such as death, separation or depression, or even after sudden joy, such as winning a big prize, changes occur in his heart and suffer pain similar to those associated with heart attack.
Women are the most vulnerable to this disease, says Hart.org. "What happens is that a person experiences severe and sudden pain in the chest because of a high increase in stress hormones, lack of breathing, and heart attack disorders.
This can happen even if a person has no history of heart disease and can lead to severe heart failure.
Recovery from a "broken heart" is short and lasts for days or weeks, and it is unlikely to recur, except in very few cases, and a recovery from a heart attack lasts a month or more.
Doctors can initially make a diagnosis of a condition. They can be considered a heart attack, especially since the symptoms and test results look similar, but with some tests and attention to detail, the difference can be detected.
Broken heart tests show dramatic changes in heart rhythm, as well as changes in blood like heart infarction, but unlike heart attack, there is no evidence of blocked arteries in the "broken heart".
Tests show the difference between the two diseases, an ECG test, a test that records electrical activity in the heart, in addition to blood tests, which will show a lack of heart failure.