Woman Hospitalized Over Dog's Death

Published 04/17 2014 11:29AM

Updated 04/17 2014 11:34AM

(KVOA) A Tucson, Arizona woman so distraught over the loss of her dog had to be hospitalized.

It happened last week when three chihuahuas on leashes were attacked by a pit bull. 

One of the chihuahuas, named Bella was killed.

Hours after the attack Bella's owner suffered stress-induced cardiomyopathy, also known as Broken Heart Syndrome.

According to the American Heart Association it can strike even when you're healthy. 

Broken Heart Syndrome can be misdiagnosed as a heart attack but there's no evidence of blocked heart arteries.

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