Broken heart syndrome, also called takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is actually very real medical disorder.

“This is typically a temporary condition where the heart will have sudden enlargement and be very ineffective at pumping.” – Dr. Suhar

In rare cases, this condition can be dangerous and even fatal. The cure to broken heart syndrome is to ease the stress that caused the syndrome.

“I think having love in your life is paramount to living a healthy lifestyle,” adds Dr. Suhar. “That love can come from many different sources: marriage, a partner, siblings, parents, friends or a pet. The goal is gaining peace through love, which decreases stress and anxiety in your life and benefits your heart.”