February 14, 2012

Broken heart syndrome a rare threat to women


Delilah Teague survived a broken heart five years ago. It happened after a routine gallbladder procedure. The surgery went well. But in the recovery room, Teague, who was 59 at the time, began having chest pains. Her blood pressure plummeted, and she was short of breath…Teague’s “guardian angel” that day in May 2006 was Kevin Bybee, a cardiologist with St. Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute and St. Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center…Bybee was working at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., when he first read about the condition.

Kansas City Star, by Lisa Gutierrez, 02/13/2012

Tags: broken-heart syndrome, Cardiology, Delilah Teague, Kevin Bybee, Mayo Clinic Rochester, St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, St. Luke's Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center, Women's Health

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