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Happy Heart Syndrome: Frequency, Characteristics, and Outcome of Takotsubo Syndrome Triggered by Positive Life Events (JACC Heart Failure July 2022)

The association with a preceding stressor is a characteristic feature of Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). Negative emotions prior to TTS are common and led to the popular term ‘broken heart syndrome’. In contrast, pleasant triggers (‘happy heart syndrome’) are rare and scarcely investigated.


JACC Heart Failure Editor-in-Chief
Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FACC 

Deputy Editor
Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH 

JACC Heart Failure CME/MOC Editor
Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD

Brent C. Lampert, DO, FACC

Important Dates

Date of Release: June 27, 2022
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC/ECME Expiration: June 26, 2023

Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
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