It’s true: You can die of a broken heart. But there’s a twist.
A closer look at how the heart “breaks” (as in, suffers a heart attack) after certain events led to a resident cardiologist at Switzerland’s Zurich University Hospital to find that women are more prone to experience a broken heart with both good and bad triggers.
According to the Mirror Daily, while 96% of the broken hearts were triggered by negative experiences, there was a percentage that was triggered by happier moments, like birthdays.
Another noteworthy statistic pulled from the data was that, for the most part, women who were likely to experience a broken heart, most were over 65.
“According to Ghadri, the results only reinforce the idea that postmenopausal women are more prone to such heart events,” explains Melissa Gansler.