'I got broken heart syndrome after losing my dad'

7/3/2022 10:42:00 AM
'I got broken heart syndrome after losing my dad'

Michele Canning is one of 5,000 people in the UK each year to develop a rare form of heart failure.

Broken heart syndrome: 'My Dad had died and my youngest had gone to university so I suppose they were two very monumental life events for me'

Michele Canning is one of 5,000 people in the UK each year to develop a rare form of heart failure.

In Scotland, the first registry of takotsubo patients is being developed."Ten years ago this would be something rare, something you would see once in a lifetime. It was a curiosity more than anything else," said Prof Dawson."Scientifically this condition connecting the brain and the heart is absolutely fascinating.

"There is no known predisposition that gives us any indication as to who specifically will develop this."It could be somebody who copes very well and then they have a moment when signals don't connect in the brain like they normally do."Such patients have been misdiagnosed in the past, they have been wrongly told they have had a heart attack.

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Maith thú Michelle, wishing u well xx Is this a joke? My GP sent me home with aspirin when I informed her my sight comes and goes at 50. I recently went private - diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I am a part time runner - 40 miles a week. Load of crap - men get special treatment - nonsense. I think it's important to point out that even chronic stress can cause takotsubo. There is often no identifiable 'event' and it doesn't only happen to menopausal women.

Vaccine damage ? That is fascinating, and Michelle spoke so well about those health inequalities affecting women. There’s still too much ‘bikini medicine’ being practiced ie assuming women are the same as men except for the bits a bikini covers. That’s not true and that assumption is killing us