Stress cardiomyopathy

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Abstract

Throughout history, human beings have always had an intuitive understanding of the connection between their emotions and their hearts. Descriptions of heartache and dying from a broken heart have appeared in the literary works of diverse - cultures for centuries. Similarly, the medical literature is replete with descriptions of sudden death and myocardial infarction in the setting of fear, anxiety, and bereavement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStress and Cardiovascular Disease
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages169-191
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781848824195
ISBN (Print)1848824181, 9781848824188
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

Keywords

  • Catecholamines
  • Left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome
  • Microvascular dysfunction
  • Myocardial stunning
  • Stress cardiomyopathy
  • Sympathetic nervous system
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Wittstein, I. S. (2013). Stress cardiomyopathy. In Stress and Cardiovascular Disease (pp. 169-191). Springer-Verlag London Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-419-5_10