New research suggests that broken heart syndrome, while still not common, is not as rare as once thought. And it's on the rise, especially among middle-age and older women.
Women ages 50 to 74 had the greatest rate of increase over the years studied, 2006-2017, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
WebMD talked to Dr. Tracy Stevens, cardiologist and medical director of Saint Luke's Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center, and Dr. Kevin Bybee, cardiologist and medical director of cardiovascular services at Saint Luke's South Hospital, about what they are seeing with the heart condition and what can trigger it.
Read the full WebMD article: Broken Heart Syndrome: On the Rise, Especially in Women 50-74