Do you know that your heart could “shapeshift” its typical architecture in response to stressful events?
It turns out, the term “broken heart” is not just a mere figure of speech.
This is called Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, also known as “Brokenheart Syndrome”.
It is a rare type of acute heart disease that mostly affect middle-aged women, which could be triggered by major emotional or physical shock, such as the loss of a loved one, bankruptcy or unemployment, romantic break up and arguments, or losing a sporting competition.
The good news is, that most people could still recover with no long-term heart damage.
This week, we will explore the features associated with this condition as well as a deeper look into the strains of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and how they affect our fascial system.