Week #391 - You Are the Disease, Thunderdome is the Cure
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Diagnosis: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Pathology: A sudden and temporary weakening of the muscles of the heart in response to extreme emotional stress (leading to the nickname \'broken heart syndrome\'). Often misdiagnosed as acute heart failure from organic causes, such as coronary artery disease. Treatment consists of symptom management of heart failure, combined with intensive training in stress management.

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