Broken Heart Syndrome | Takotsubo Syndrome (TTS) - Glossary

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Apr 07, 2016
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Glossary

Catecholamine: An organic compound that includes brain chemicals or neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and epinephrine.

Sympathetic nervous system: This nervous system controls the “Fight or Flight response”. The heart beat starts beating rapidly, blood pressure increases, and digestion slows down.

Coronary artery: Artery that supplies blood to the heart.

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