The mind-body connection is as real as a heart attack, no joke. Scientists are realizing more and more how connected our emotions are to our overall well-being. With that in mind one might ask is it possible to die of heartbreak? The answer may not surprise you.
Studies have shown that spouses who grieve the loss of their husband or wife are understandably more prone to depression. Depression can give rise to inflammation in the body, which is the root-cause for many health conditions.
The malfunctioning in broken heart syndrome is due to electrical malfunctioning, not a heart attack. A heart attack is a blockage due to a clot, the heart continues to try and pump blood. Cardiac arrest is when there is a disruption in the electrical signaling for the heart to pump. The former is structural. The latter is a broken heart, literally.
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