Category Archives: cardiomyopathy

Researchers identify rare genes linked to stress-triggered heart disease.


Stress-induced Cardiomyopathy (SIC) is a temporary condition where a person’s heart muscle becomes suddenly weakened or ‘stunned’ and the left ventricle changes shape.  Patients with SIC generally show no symptoms until they suffer some form of intense emotional or physiological distress. For this reason the disorder is sometimes referred to as broken heart syndrome, and because of its unusual presentation

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