As a journalist, I had the opportunity to speak with Prof. Rogin about his concerning experience involving five women who were hospitalized due to heart-related issues. One woman, aged 48, suffered a heart attack with no prior risk factors and all her arteries were smooth, except for one that was blocked due to extreme tension and stress caused by her son serving in an elite unit in the Gaza Strip.
Upon arrival at the hospital, she underwent immediate catheterization while the other women were diagnosed with broken heart syndrome, characterized by changes in the EKG, despite normal arteries. Prof. Rogin attributed the syndrome to stress, which releases a high amount of adrenaline that affects heart function, eventually returning to normal after a few weeks.
To prevent similar situations from happening in the future, Prof. Rogin recommended finding ways to calm the mind such as sports activity or meditation and seeking treatment if feeling unwell. He also highlighted the importance of addressing hospitalized children by removing soldiers from combat zones to meet with their mothers. However, another woman who had a son in Golani requested not to be contacted as she did not want to worry him further.
In an unrelated note, our conversation shifted towards topics such as learning Japanese, professional tools for industry and subscription services. The content was fragmented and lacked cohesion making it unclear how these topics relate to the initial discussion about heart-related issues and stress.