Heartbreak causes cardiac arrest and heart attack Cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar has been obsessed with the heart ever since he was young. He's seen firsthand how trauma, heartbreak, and grief can impact our hearts in shocking ways.

Heartbreak can literally break your heart, a comic!

Heartbreak can literally break your heart, a comic!

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This comic, illustrated by Brian "Box" Brown, is inspired by TED Radio Hour's recent episode, Heartache.

Heartbreak 1
It was a shiny black cobra
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Snake 5
Calm 150 mg
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heartbreak can literally break your heart
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Heartbreak
Mending relationships
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Love the organ we need for survival
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This comic was edited by LA Johnson and Katie Monteleone.