Why Broken-heart syndrome is on the rise

Doctors are seeing more cases of Broken-Heart Syndrome amid the pandemic. Our ABC10 health expert explains what it is and why it’s on the rise.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With millions of deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic, a large amount of our population has lost loved ones. This is causing broken-heart syndrome cases to go up. 

ABC10 Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli said broken-heart syndrome is something medical professionals have dealt with for many decades. It comes on from psychological or emotional stress, resulting in your heart literally breaking, causing the bottom of it to become weak and not pump

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