Why a shock can kill you (even good news): Release of adrenaline after sudden discovery can lead to heart problems

Why a shock can kill you (even good news): Release of adrenaline after sudden discovery can lead to heart problems | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 16 October 2012 A shock can be fatal – and it makes no difference whether it's the trauma of a loved one's death or the excitement of a lottery win, experts claim.

How broken heart syndrome PROTECTS the grief-stricken from dying

How broken heart syndrome PROTECTS the grief-stricken from dying Around two per cent of people thought to have had a heart attack are diagnosed with the syndromeIt gives the heart a 'balloon-like' appearance but symptoms go after two weeks PUBLISHED: 13:10 GMT, 27 June 2012 | UPDATED: 13:13 GMT, 27 June 2012 People who suffer from intense grief after the death of a loved one are often said to be at risk of dying from a broken heart after developing symptoms of cardiac arrest.

Miracle boy, 2, survives after his heart stops beating for 39 MINUTES and family told to prepare for the worst

Miracle boy, 2, survives after his heart stops beating for 39 MINUTES and family told to prepare for the worst | UPDATED: 16:55 GMT, 8 June 2012 A two-year-old boy has survived after his heart stopped beating for 39 minutes and his family was told to prepare for the worst.

Living life to the full with a new heart: Patient keeps his moving promise to anonymous donor"s family by parachuting, surfing, snowboarding and…

Living life to the full with a new heart: Patient keeps his moving promise to anonymous donor's family by parachuting, surfing, snowboarding and playing rugby | UPDATED: 11:49 GMT, 21 March 2012 After receiving a life saving heart transplant thanks to an anonymous donor, patient Joe Matthews pledged to live life to the full for both of them.