Pamela McKenzie was in her early 40s and fit and healthy when she suffered a severe heart attack, leaving doctors puzzled.
A West Australian grandmother is giving hope to patients with a rare and deadly heart disorder, after recruiting survivors on social media who are now part of an Australian-first study.
After surviving a heart attack of her own, cardiology nurse Kristin O'Meara has a clear and important message for women: "Listen to your body."
Broken heart syndrome is a form of acute heart failure caused by intense emotional stress, mostly affecting post-menopausal women.
Researchers have found that the effects of "broken heart syndrome" may be more serious than previously thought.