Cardiology is the study of the heart and its functions in health and disease.
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What complications can arise from kidney damage?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredKidney damage can be particularly problematic because ironically, among the many jobs the kidneys perform, is blood pressure control. If blood pressure sensors in the kidney malfunction, a vicious cycle of uncontrolled pressure ensues. Kidneys can slowly collapse, eventually progressing from mild chronic kidney disease to kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), where they just stop doing any good at all.
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What happens in the body during a broken heart syndrome attack?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
What happens is the sudden release of neuro-hormones into the bloodstream – up to 20 times what is normal. This has the effect of stunning the heart, making it look horribly injured and weak. But within two or three weeks, the heart is back to normal. This “faux heart attack” is unlike an authentic heart attack, in which damage to the heart is permanent.
People who have one episode of broken-heart syndrome are unlikely to have another, but this fact shouldn’t be taken lightly. A third of patients with the syndrome are critically ill when admitted to the hospital and will need follow-up care to be sure their hearts return to normal pumping capacity.
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