Your grandfather passes away and your grandmother begins complaining of chest pain. Is there a connection? Some people, especially women age 50 and older, may have heart trouble after an intense physical or emotional event, such as after hearing bad news. It’s called broken heart syndrome. The condition is often temporary. But some people still feel unwell after the heart is healed. If a loved one has chest pain after a stressful or traumatic event, have them seek emergency medical care right away.

Nov. 11, 2023

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