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Study Links Emotional Stress, Heart Attacks

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Study Links Emotional Stress, Heart Attacks

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Study Links Emotional Stress, Heart Attacks

Study Links Emotional Stress, Heart Attacks

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Heart specialists have discovered a new way that the organ can fail suddenly in the wake of strong emotion, an effect some call the "broken heart syndrome." A report in this week's New England Journal of Medicine details the syndrome, which often affects women.

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