Scientists have said it isn't just sad things that make us brokenhearted. Happy events can also be bad for our heart. A broken heart is an actual medical condition. It is not just the sadness we feel when someone we love does not return that love. We get broken heart syndrome when we are highly stressed. We also get it during emotional times, such as a relationship breakup, the death of family and friends, or the loss of a job. The medical name for this is Takotsubo Syndrome (TTS). Researchers say people can get TTS, and even be at risk of sudden death, when very happy things happen. The doctors who discovered this have called it "happy heart syndrome".
The researchers' study was published in the European Heart Journal on Thursday. Heart experts Dr Christian Templin and Dr Jelena Ghadri analysed data from 1,750 patients who suffered from Takotsubo Syndrome. The sufferers were from nine different countries. They found 485 patients got TTS because of an emotional happening. Twenty of these had TTS because of a happy or joyful event. The patients had heart problems after events like a birthday party, a wedding, a favourite sports team winning a game, and the birth of a grandchild. Dr Ghadri said our body and brain may think happy and sad events are similar, so both can result in Takotsubo Syndrome.
1.such as 诸如
例句: Heroes such as Huang Jiguang will always live in the hearts of the people.
2.because of 因为
例句: It is mainly because of my fault.
3.broken heart 心碎
例句: 'Of a broken heart, I was told.'And a tear rolled down O liver's cheek.
4.sports team 运动队
例句: He dreams, too, of attracting a big sports team.
1.Who said it wasn't just sad things that break our heart?
a) sad people
c) happy people
d) the broken-hearted
2.What did the article say was a real medical condition?
c) a broken heart
3.What do we get when we are highly stressed?
b) more stressed
d) broken heart syndrome
4.What is the medical name for broken heart syndrome?
a) Tracksuit Syndrome
b) Takotsubo Syndrome
c) Taco Tubes Syndrome
d) Tack-O-Sue-Bo Syndrome
5.Who made the name "happy heart syndrome"?
b) happy people
c) sad people
d) the broken-hearted
6.When was the study on TTS published?
7.How many different patients did doctors look at?
8.How many different countries were the TTS patients from?
9.How many patients had happy heart syndrome?
10.What do our body and brain think happy and sad events are?