Happiness Might Sometimes Be Bad For Your Heart
New research suggests broken heart syndrome might not only result from negative emotions but could also be caused by happy emotions.By Ben Lawson | March 3, 2016
It turns out a condition sometimes called broken heart syndrome might be caused by happiness as well as sadness.
The condition is officially called Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. It causes a weakening of the heart muscles that leads to a ventricle ballooning.
It was previously believed to be caused by negative emotions, like grief, stress or fear. But recent research suggests positive events in a person's life also might sometimes trigger the condition.