Broken heart syndrome, also known as a faux heart attack, is a response to physical and emotional stress with all the symptoms of a heart attack without actually being a heart attack. Stressors such as the loss of a loved one, severe migraines, or stroke or asthma flare-ups may precipitate a faux heart attack.
- Q What is aortic occlusive disease?
- Q What cardiac risk factors are out of my control?
- Q Why do I need an MRI scan if I have an AVM in the brain?
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- Q Can a leaking valve cause fatigue and chest pain?
- Q Why is the location of an AVM in the brain important for treatment?