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Broken Heart Syndrome

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Broken Heart Syndrome Really Does Exist

How many times have you heard someone say they’re so sad about something that they have a broken heart? More often than not, they don’t really have a broken heart but it can actually happen. Broken heart syndrome is a serious medical condition caused by sadness.

12/20/2013

The fami;y of Rozine Hassun (L) believes she died from a broken heart after her husband of 67 years, Albert, passed away. (CBS4)

Is It Possible To Die From A Broken Heart?

Did legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno die from a broken heart? Medically, his death is attributed to lung cancer. Emotionally, there are those who believe a major life trauma, like losing the coaching job he loved, can trigger “Broken Heart Syndrome.”

CBS4–01/26/2012

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