The unknown disease reminiscent of heart attacks, but affects between 70-90% of women and is often caused by emotional stress.
Not infrequently breaks out in the context of a close relative's death.
the Disease has received the japanese the name takotsubo because it was in Japan that the phenomenon first caught the attention.
of the problems with the coronary arteries, but of the left ventricle of the heart to swell up, and large parts of the heart may stop working.
the Condition are often triggered by mental or physical stress. Sometimes an acute stress or strong emotion associated with the onset of the disease, such as a relative's death, a funeral, or if the person has been exposed to violence. Studies also show that it can be a long-term chronic stress of those affected, " says Per Tornvall, chief physician at the Cardiology and researcher at the department of clinical science and education at Södersjukhuset in a press release.
Södersjukhuset want on valentine's day pay attention to the disease, which is more dangerous than previously thought.
the hospital with a new treatment of patients with takotsubo, with the help of behavioral therapy, CBT on the internet.
– We see that the number of patients who suffered takotsubo often suffer from high levels of worry and anxiety or stress after hjärthändelsen. In this case, the treatment in the form of CBT, in the best cases, improve the quality of life, " says Per Tornvall.
In the autumn of 2019, there are plans to test treatment in research.
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