Dying From Heartbreak is a Real Possibility

Dying of a broken heart is more than just a dramatic saying, it’s a very real possibility. After analyzing the health data of nearly one million Danish people between the years of 1995 to 2014, a team of researchers—led by Simon Graff of Aarhus University—discovered that a life-threatening irregular heartbeat can develop eight to 14 days after the loss of a life partner, possibly leading to death. And that’s not just in older people either, people under 60 were more than twice as likely to develop problems after suddenly losing their partner. Read more about the new research at Dazed.