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The science behind “broken heart syndrome”

Published: February 14, 2012
  • Author: Patrick J. Skerrett,


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March 12, 2012

Good Stuff. Make sense to me!

March 23, 2012

Your hosenty is like a beacon

Cassie Miller
February 23, 2012

This is really a great post and very informative. I had fun reading this article and its very useful for everybody. Its important that we need to look after our health especially concerning about heart. There are a lot of illness that has something to do to make our heart ill like stress and depression. I think this kind of illness is also affecting teens and students that should be guided by the parents.

John Smith
February 19, 2012

This is such an interesting post I just saw this on the news!

Thanks for writing this very useful information you have provided for me cheers!

February 17, 2012

I suffered from an abnormal cardiac rhythm after being abandoned by my husband of 16 years via a text message. It is interesting to read some of the science behind my symptoms. I am thankful that I was in good health prior to the trauma, as I believe that helped me make it through.

sales careers
February 16, 2012

“And how can you mend a broken heart? How can you stop the rain from falling down?…. Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again.

Sherri hathaway
February 16, 2012

My chest hurts from broken heart for 3 years now!

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