Barrow and TGen Identify Genes Linked to ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’

Researchers at Barrow and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified genetic risk factors associated with stress-induced cardiomyopathy, also known as “broken heart syndrome.”

Dr. Yashar Kalani, a PGY-7 neurosurgery resident at Barrow, was the lead author of the study, which was published on Nov. 24 in the journal Neurosurgery.

People with stress-induced cardiomyopathy generally do not show symptoms until they endure intense emotional or physiological stress. Knowing who is at risk for this heart disease could help guide their care and treatment before and after a stressor triggers symptoms.

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