Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: The Broken Heart Syndrome

Can heartbreaks physically hurt? Science answers it’s possible, and in worse cases, it even leads to a medical condition called takotsubo cardiomyopathy. This occurs when the left ventricle weakens and fails to pump enough blood. In 1990, a Japanese specialist coined the term for this. Takotsubomeans “octopus trap” because it resembles the ventricle’s balloon shape … Read more