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“Stress” cardiomyopathy: A different kind of heart attack

Posted September 03, 2015, 1:48 pm, Updated October 29, 2015, 8:20 pm Deepak Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H., Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter Most heart attacks are due to coronary arteries being blocked by blood clots that form when plaques of cholesterol rupture. The lack of blood flow through the blocked arteries results in heart muscle dying — hence the name “heart attack.” …

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