Aurora BayCare in the News: Broken heart syndrome and COVID-19

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Scott Weslow is interviewed by WBAY Channel 2 News

Dr. Scott Weslow, an interventional cardiologist with Aurora BayCare Cardiology, was interviewed by WBAY Channel 2 News for a health feature story about stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo syndrome. The condition is often called “broken heart syndrome.”


A Cleveland Clinic study suggests the ailment has increased among some patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Watch the story.


“We think it might be increasing during the COVID pandemic because of the anxiety and stress from emotional and physical isolation,” Weslow says.


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