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Thursday, 10 May 2012
The Japanese call it Takotsubo's cardiomyopathy. It's the period
following a sudden emotional shock when the resulting surge of stress
hormones causes structural changes to the heart. For a period of time
the heart itself changes shape and resembles the old "tako tsubo" or
pot-shaped Japanese lobster trap.