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What's the treatment for broken heart symptom?

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You may need medicines to manage your blood pressure and lighten some of the strain on the heart. These drugs include “water pills” (diuretics), ACE inhibitors, and beta blockers.

Because your heart became weaker physically, you may be more likely to get heart failure or to have heart rhythm problems. Your doctor should talk about that with you and tell you and what follow-up care you’ll need.

Counseling can also help you with the grief or anxiety that brought on your symptoms. Ask your doctor to recommend a therapist.

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Frequently Asked Questions About Broken Heart Syndrome.”

American Heart Association: “Is Broken Heart Syndrome Real?”

Mayo Clinic: “Broken Heart Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on May 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Frequently Asked Questions About Broken Heart Syndrome.”

American Heart Association: “Is Broken Heart Syndrome Real?”

Mayo Clinic: “Broken Heart Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on May 14, 2018

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