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BROKEN HEART SYNDROME (TAKOTSUBO CARDIOMYOPATHY) IS REAL

When Joanie Simpson woke up with chest and shoulder pains one morning, she feared it was a heart attack. And when she got to the hospital, her doctor, Abhijeet Dhoble, MD, a cardiologist at Houston’s Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute, did, too. But tests showed there was a different cause of her pain: a broken heart. In Simpson’s case, the event wasn’t triggered by the death of her spouse — who was at her side at the hospital — but by the death of her beloved Yorkshire terrier, Meha….

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