(HEALTHDAY NEWS) — On rare occasions, a very joyful event might harm your heart, a new study suggests.
Previous research has found that extreme emotions such as grief, anger and fear can trigger chest pain and breathlessness, heart attack, heart failure and even death. The condition is relatively rare, and experts refer to it as takotsubo syndrome, or broken heart syndrome.
The syndrome is the result of a sudden, temporary weakening of the heart muscles that causes the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber, to balloon out at the bottom and not pump as well.
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