European heart journal | 5 Mar 2016
JR Ghadri, A Sarcon, J Diekmann, DR Bataiosu, VL Cammann, S Jurisic, LC Napp, M Jaguszewski, F Scherff, P Brugger, L Jäncke, B Seifert, JJ Bax, F Ruschitzka, TF Lüscher and C Templin
Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is typically provoked by negative stressors such as grief, anger, or fear leading to the popular term ‘broken heart syndrome’. However, the role of positive emotions triggering TTS remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to analyse the prevalence and characteristics of patients with TTS following pleasant events, which are distinct from the stressful or undesirable episodes commonly triggering TTS.
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