Broken Heart Syndrome: Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Many of us have heard or read about someone who died of a broken heart. Although the term “broken heart” is not an actual diagnosis, treatment and diagnosis of Broken Heart Syndrome are very real. This course is designed for all nursing professionals who work in the healthcare setting. The purpose of this course is to help nursing professionals understand the symptomology, risk factors, and clinical presentations in those who suffer from Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy – Broken Heart Syndrome. 

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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.
  2. Understand the history and prevalence of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.
  3. Identify the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and the complications of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.
  4. Discuss clinical outcomes, nursing implications, and patient education options.


Chapter 1: Introduction 

  • Defining Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Chapter 2: History of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

  • Worldwide Prevalence 

Chapter 3: Clinical Manifestations of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

  • Catecholamine Toxicity
  • Laboratory Testing
  • EKG changes
  • Approach to Diagnosis
  • Complications of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Chapter 4: Clinical Outcomes

  • Nursing Implications
  • Therapeutic Treatment
  • Patient Education and Support

Chapter 5: Conclusion

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias
  • References

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

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HTRSD is a provider of continuing education training focused on human trafficking and other social disparities for health care providers, as well as courses that address nurses' health and well-being and under-served topics in advanced critical care.

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