You can now die of a broken or overworked heart: It’s official

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You can now die of a broken or overworked heart: It's offical

Sudden emotional stress, such as being in a life-threatening situation, or receiving distressing news about a loved one, has been well described as a social entity deserving urgent medical attention. In Japan it has been called ‘Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy’ for decades. Real-time ultrasounds of the heart show a heart that cannot pump properly, leading those affected to feel faint and weak, or even pass out from a ‘failing’ heart.

Now an MSN medical journal is posting that “Karoshi” is an entity describing how one can die from overwork, citing a case of a 31 year old reporter who died of heart failure after posting 139 hours of overtime. They add that this a cause of death that at it has been well described in Japan since the 1960s.

If you ever doubted that emotions can have physical effects, doubt no more!
Better yet, if you needed ‘proof’, here is plenty.

It’s been recognized for decades in the East and is now being reported in the main stream Western medical news as such.

Not only is the concept of karoshi medically plausible, it is a phenomenon that has been recognized and well described in Asia (initially in Japan) since the early 1960’s. There is an expanding literature in peer reviewed medical journals describing the epidemiology and effects of work policy changes on cardiovascular deaths related to karoshi in Asian countries.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a well recognized and studied condition, also known as stress cardiomyopathy or “broken heart syndrome”, where sudden emotional stress, such as receiving bad news, results in acute weakening of the heart muscle leading to heart failure or arrhythmias. This condition was also first described in Japan.” (Source)

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I think it's always been known in culture, most likely in all cultures. I remember many old folks saying things when I was growing up like "He died a couple years after she passed away from broken heart" or "He gave his heart and life to the company and after he retired he died from an overworked heart" and "She died young from an over stressed heart, raising 6 kids after her husband passed just took its toll" or "Her heart took too much and wore it's self out but she got her whole family through the Great Depression and… Read more »

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I recall reading an article about 10 years ago of a Japanese man valued & on billbaords for his hard work. He died of a heart attack at age 25. My nextdoor neighbor died after his wife died a year earlier. My grandparents died a year apart. I think it is important to have a joyful purpose to continue on. My 96 yr old grandpa is still alive. He says he has had two major loves in his life, his wife & gambling. She died 14 yrs ago, but he gambles his social security check away monthly. Makes you wonder… Read more »

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Great article LIla and not before time for the West!

As I am slowly moving into heart centred awareness, I am totally conscious of how much my heart does. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING goes through my heart.

Thanks Lila

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“As I am slowly moving into heart centred awareness, I am totally conscious of how much my heart does. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING goes through my heart.”

I love seeing this come alive in you. <3

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AnaeikaI love seeing this come alive in you. 3

Wow. Thank you, I love it too.

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It is the same for animals………..the animal communicator Anna Breytenbach connected with a cockatoo who could not settle after his owner left him in a sanctuary. Weeks after he died of a broken heart.

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PodWeeks after he died of a broken heart.

Very true. When my youngest brother passed unexpectedly, a few days later his favorite cat and companion of years passed away too, even though it was under the great care of another one of my brothers at his home.

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CarlVery true. When my youngest brother passed unexpectedly, a few days later his favorite cat and companion of years passed away too, even though it was under the great care of another one of my brothers at his home.

Oh Carl…….that is awesome!