17 November 2011

Did Sarah Imeinu die of "Broken Heart Syndrome"?

20 Cheshvan 5772

I learned once that Sarah Imeinu died at the moment she heard that Avraham had taken Yitzchak to be sacrificed to Hashem. The shock was too grat. Does this explain what happened to her?

Women more likely to have 'broken heart syndrome'
Females are seven to nine times more likely to suffer "broken heart syndrome," when sudden or prolonged stress like an emotional breakup or death causes overwhelming heart failure or heart attack-like symptoms, the first nationwide study of this finds.

...It happens when a big shock, even a good one like winning the lottery, triggers a rush of adrenaline and other stress hormones that cause the heart's main pumping chamber to balloon suddenly and not work right. Tests show dramatic changes in rhythm and blood substances typical of a heart attack, but no artery blockages that typically cause one. Most victims recover within weeks, but in rare cases it proves fatal.

..."It's the only cardiac condition where there's such a female preponderance," ....