Broken Heart Syndrome: Symptoms to look for and how to avoid it

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 4 at 9:51 AM

We've all heard the saying that someone "died of a broken heart," but research has shown that you can literally suffer from a broken heart.  Severe cases of Broken Heart Syndrome can even be fatal.

The good news is that it's usually treatable when detected. Cardiologist  Dr. Gerrie Gardner, from Providence Medical Group and her patient Dara Parker, who developed Broken Heart Syndrome due to chronic stress are here to explain what symptoms to look for and how to avoid it.

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