In some of the cases involving an individual with reported or suspected Takotsubo (or broken heart syndrome) the person survived in the short term although long-term prognosis is unclear. I take this as just another example of the close connection between the neurons in the brain and the neurons in the heart. It points out the potential value of having developed good stress-management techniques and of having a good support system available in times of severe stress.
Recently a friend of mine sent me a copy of a Boston Globe article about an as-yet-unexplained death, although an autopsy is pending. You may find the story interesting if you've not already read it. Life is wonderful and sad, exciting and poignant . . .