Your Broken Heart Could Last Forever According To Science
Well that's just great.
You know how when you get dumped your mum and all your mates spend the whole time telling you that time and a whole load of ice cream and tears will mend your broken heart? Well apparently that's not quite the case, at least according to a new scientific study, which reckons broken heart can actually stay with you for life.
As if ending a relationship wasn't already bad enough, the new study conducted by Aberdeen University has found that a serious condition known as 'broken heart syndrome' or Takotsubo syndrome can cause longer-lasting damage than previously thought.
It should be noted that this is a physical condition brought on by severe emotional distress like suffering the loss of a loved one, usually displays symptoms similar to a heart attack and has been found to be more common in women than men.
During the new study, researchers looked at 52 patients suffering from the condition, which affects over 3000 people a year in the UK, and found that the heart does not always fully recover as previously thought.
Instead of healing properly, scarring on the heart's muscle can apparently reduce elasticity of the heart and prevent it from contracting and thus pumping blood around your body as effectively as it could.
So that's a nice and positive thing to think about. Hurrah.