Second Opinion: Broken Heart Syndrome

Second Opinion: Broken Heart Syndrome

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 8:30pm

Credit: Nic Minetor

Can you really die of a broken heart? Research says that indeed you can die from Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo and Stress Cardiomyopathy. But with quick medical intervention, the condition can be completely reversed. Maryann Murray shares her story of how stress suddenly turned her into a cardiac patient.

Second Opinion: Broken Heart Syndrome airs Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Season 13 episodes include lupus, lead poising, Down Syndrome, and more.

Produced by WXXI, in partnership with the University of Rochester Medical Center and West 175 Productions, Second Opinion focuses on health literacy in an engaging, entertaining, and accessible way. A patient story provides the backbone of each episode as host Dr. Peter Salgo leads a panel of medical experts through the twists and turns of one patient's real-life medical mystery. The physicians then share the most accurate, up-to-date, and trustworthy health information and treatment options.

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Second Opinion’s executive producers are Elissa Orlando, Elizabeth Brock, and Fiona Willis. The series is distributed by American Public Television and is made possible with support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).