A family that lost their aunt and uncle four days apart died of a "broken heart" after their husband died of deep vein thrombosis at age 68, spreading to his lungs ,
"She was lost without him," Janice Curran told SWNS about her aunt. "When he was in the hospital for a short time, she was completely lost. They were always together, they never spent a day apart. "
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Audrey and Les Pettit from Suffolk, England, met as they both had to contend with infertility, but they revered their many Nieces and nephews, Curran told the news agency.
"I have always called her my second mother and second father," she told the news agency. "We are happy that they are together again."
Les Pettit died on July 10 at the age of 93, Audrey followed him only four days later after suffering heart failure. Curran said the couple had not spent a day apart since marrying.
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"Audrey had other health problems and I never knew she had any heart problems," she told SWNS. "I think she died of a broken heart."
According to the American Heart Association, suffering from a broken heart can lead to health complications. Broken heart syndrome, also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can cause severe chest pain in response to an increase in stress hormones. Death, divorce, separation or physical separation can be guilty and misdiagnosed as a heart attack because symptoms and test results are similar.
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The syndrome, according to the American Heart Association, may even lead to severe, short-term heart muscle failure, but in most cases, it can be treated.