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Happy things can also make us brokenhearted. A broken heart is a real illness called "broken heart syndrome". The medical name is Takotsubo Syndrome (TTS). We get it because of stress, relationship break-ups, family deaths, or job losses. People can get it when happy things happen too. This is "happy heart syndrome".



Heart expert Dr Jelena Ghadri looked at data from 1,750 patients with TTS. She found that 20 of these had TTS because of a happy event. These are things like birthdays, weddings, favourite sports teams winning, and the birth of grandchildren. Dr Ghadri said our body thinks happy and sad events are similar.

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Sources
  • http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-03-happiness-heart.html
  • http://www.healthaim.com/happy-heart-syndrome-scientists-find-happiness-can-break-heart-kill-people/43668#ixzz41q69o85e
  • http://www.livescience.com/53919-broken-heart-syndrome-linked-to-positive-emotions.html


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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Happy things can also make us

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Takotsubo Syndrome

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A broken heart is

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things happen too

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The medical name is

c.

-ups

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We get it because

d.

syndrome

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relationship break

e.

a real illness

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job

f.

of stress

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People can get it when happy

g.

losses

8.

happy heart

h.

brokenhearted



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Heart

a.

of a happy event

2.

looked at

b.

teams winning

3.

1,750 patients

c.

expert Dr Jelena Ghadri

4.

because

d.

with TTS

5.

These are things

e.

grandchildren

6.

favourite sports

f.

like birthdays

7.

the birth of

g.

are similar

8.

happy and sad events

h.

data

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Happy things can (1) ___________________ brokenhearted. A broken heart is (2) ___________________ called "broken heart syndrome". The (3) ___________________ is Takotsubo Syndrome (TTS). We (4) ___________________ of stress, relationship break-ups, family deaths, (5) __________________. People can get it when happy (6) ___________________. This is "happy heart syndrome".

Heart expert Dr Jelena Ghadri (7) ___________________ from 1,750 patients with TTS. She (8) ___________________ 20 of these had TTS (9) ___________________ happy event. These are things like birthdays, weddings, favourite (10) ___________________, and the birth of grandchildren. Dr Ghadri said our body thinks happy and sad (11) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Happythingscanalsomakeusbrokenhearted.Abrokenheartisarealilln
esscalled"brokenheartsyndrome".ThemedicalnameisTakotsuboSyn
drome(TTS).Wegetitbecauseofstress,relationshipbreak-ups,f
amilydeaths,orjoblosses.Peoplecangetitwhenhappythingshappento
o.Thisis"happyheartsyndrome".HeartexpertDrJelenaGhadrilookeda
tdatafrom1,750patientswithTTS.Shefoundthat20ofthesehadTTSbe
causeofahappyevent.Thesearethingslikebirthdays,weddings,favour
itesportsteamswinning,andthebirthofgrandchildren.DrGhadrisaido
urbodythinkshappyandsadeventsaresimilar.

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WRITING

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