Woman suffers 'broken heart' after vax

Having a flu jab is usually a fairly unemotional GP visit, but for one elderly woman it was literally a heartbreaking experience.

Cardiologists at Adelaide's Queen Elizabeth Hospital have described a case of an 86-year-old woman who developed takotsubo cardiomyopathy, commonly known as broken heart syndrome, following her influenza vaccination.

The 86-year-old, who had a history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and