Do you wish there was a pill that could cure a broken heart? No, this isn’t a plot for a movie – researchers say they have discovered a drug that can actually mend a broken heart. Broken heart syndrome is a real thing – and can mimic the symptoms of an actual heart attack like chest pain, shortness of breath, and an irregular heartbeat. “We show for the first time a drug that shows preventative and therapeutic benefit is important to a healthy heart. The drug not only slows cardiac injury, but also reverses, the damage caused to the stressed heart,” said study leader Professor Sam El-Osta.