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Is it true you can die from a broken heart?

Sometimes we feel like we could die from heartbreak.

Chris Smith is convinced his own grandfather died of a broken heart only two weeks after his wife passed away.

But is it just a myth?

Dr Nikki Stamp, leading heart surgeon and author of Can You Die Of A Broken Heart? joins Chris Smith armed with some answers.

“Our emotional health and our physical health are linked. They cannot be undone and you need to look after both.

“When it comes to science the jury is never in. It is true that when you are stressed, when you’re bereaved… it sets off this cascade of emotions.”

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