Broken Heart Syndrome

Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy happens when a person is severely stressed or has suffered a loss in their life. Some of the symptoms include major chest pain most times resembling a heart attack, shortness of breath, or fainting. The diagnosis reveals the left ventricle in the heart changes shape and resembles an octopus-like pot sometimes called takotsubo, used in Japan where the condition was first discovered around 1990.

More than 88% of people who suffer from broken heart syndrome are women between the ages of 50 and 74. Research is quick to point out there are many factors when it comes to revealing this fact. Hormones in the neural area activate the fight-or-flight response causing a major adrenaline release. The brain and the heart connect and the stress hormones start to directly affect the heart. 

When a patient comes in with chest pain, radiologists are quick to practice an MRI, an ECG/EKG, or a coronary angiogram to help determine the cause. Medical Imaging Equipment plays a really important part in helping diagnose this condition. At Medilab Global we provide Pre-Owned Medical Imaging Equipment such as Chest X-Rays, MRI, EKG, surgical equipment, and more that helps diagnose conditions like this one amongst many others to hospitals and clinics around the world.

Over the past year and a half, there has been a major increase in cases due to the ongoing pandemic, and it is no secret that this has affected the lives of millions of people worldwide. Once diagnosed, treatment involves medication that helps reduce or take the load off of the heart until fully recovered. If you suspect the condition, odds are you’ll need to attend cardiac rehab. Therapy is also suggested to help alleviate the emotional pain that comes when dealing with loss. 

If you are interested in acquiring Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment or Pre-Owned Medical Imaging Equipment contact us at Medilab Global-  we are happy to help! We ship worldwide to hospitals, clinics, pain management facilities, and much more!


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