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Can you die of a broken heart?

February 01, 2013

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For some, the stress of grief causes serious heart problems.

Love is such an intense emotion that losing someone you love can cause profound grief. All of us grieve differently, and in some people, the emotional and psychological impact of grief can manifest itself physically by triggering a heart attack or causing a serious—albeit temporary—disease of the heart muscle.

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