What is broken heart syndrome?

Tragedy really can break your heart. Texas woman Joanie Simpson found that out the hard way after the death of her wee dog, Meha.

    2017/10/23

NSFW    Aww! Animals!

CAMP WOOD, TEXAS — A Texan woman was hospitalized due to literal heartbreak after her pet dog Meha passed away.

Also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, the condition affects vastly more women than men. Symptoms involve a shortness of breath and chest pain

Experts believe the sheer amount of adrenaline and hormones triggered by the stressful event may temporarily stupefy the heart.

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