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Broken Heart Syndrome
Heart attack or broken heart?
Are Women at Higher Risk?
Coping with Stress
- Complete one task before moving on to the next one.
- Be realistic about what you can accomplish.
- Know that you will make mistakes and that it is okay.
- Use your imagination to visualize yourself managing stressful situations.
- Meditate for five to ten minutes a day.
- Exercise 30 minutes a day.
- Participate in hobbies.
- Get enough sleep, eat a healthful diet, and exercise.
- Talk to family and friends.
The American Institute of Stress http://www.stress.org
Mental Health America http://www.nmha.net
Canadian Mental Health Association http://www.cmha.ca
Canadian Psychiatric Association http://www.cpa-apc.org
Broken heart syndrome: real, potentially deadly but recovery quick. Johns Hopkins website. Available at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/press%5Freleases/2005/02%5F10%5F05.html. Published February 9, 2005. Accessed February 20, 2014.
Coping with stress checklist. Mental Health America website. Available at: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/coping-stress-checklist#.UwYqmM53eRM. Accessed February 20, 2014.
Derrick D. The "Broken Heart Syndrome": Understanding takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Critical Care Nurse. February 2009;29(1):49-57.
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. British Heart Foundation website. Available at: http://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/conditions/cardiomyopathy/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy.aspx. Accessed February 20, 2014.
Zeb M, Sambu N, et al. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a diagnostic challenge. Postgrad Med J. 2011 Jan;87(1023):51-59.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 02/2014
- Update Date: 02/24/2014