Most people who have broken heart syndrome make a full recovery within weeks. The risk is low for a repeat episode of this disorder.
Ongoing medical care and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help speed recovery and contribute to a long, healthy life.
Some doctors recommend long-term treatment with beta blockers or similar medicines to block the effects of stress hormones on the heart.
To check your heart health, your doctor may recommend echocardiography about a month after you’re diagnosed with broken heart syndrome. Talk with your doctor about how often you should schedule follow-up visits.
Learning how to manage stress, relax, and cope with problems can improve your emotional and physical health. Having supportive people in your life with whom you can share your feelings or concerns can help relieve stress. Physical activity, medicine, and relaxation therapy also can help relieve stress. You may want to consider taking part in a stress management program.