Scientists test the first-ever method to heal a broken heart

The University of Aberdeen in Scotland is undertaking studies for a physiological therapy that may aid in repairing a damaged heart.

The three-year trial will recruit ninety Scottish participants within three weeks of their diagnosis with takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome.

Each year, thousands of people are diagnosed with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, most female, and roughly one to two percent of those diagnosed with this disorder are likely to develop heart attacks.

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“Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or fractured heart syndrome, remains a relatively little-understood disorder,” stated Dr. David Gamble, a British Heart Foundation Cardiology Research Fellows member and a physician at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI), in a university press release.

“It is essential that we build a solid body of evidence to guide clinicians in treating this illness.”

Participants will either engage in a personalized exercise condition, cognitive-behavioral therapy, or abstain from both. After three months, scientists will evaluate the state of the heart.

Dr. Dana Dawson is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Aberdeen and a Consultant Cardiologist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

She says that men and women react differently to heartbreak and should be handled as such.

“After so much time spent investigating this ailment, it is wonderful to be taking this enormous step toward finding a standard treatment for it, and we eagerly await the results in due course.”