Study was done in Germany, wonder if the ER rooms had an increase with yesterday's Super Bowl..BD
"Men are three times more likely to have heart attacks on days when their national football team is playing in a major match," The Daily Telegraph reported. The newspaper continued that a German study has discovered that during the 2006 World Cup, there were massive increases in the number of heart attacks and other coronary problems. The problems peaked during particularly exciting matches, such as those with penalty shoot-outs.
This story is based on a study that carried out a reliable analysis on local German residents who experienced acute cardiovascular problems during the 2006 World Cup. It found that hospital admissions for heart attacks, severe angina and irregular heartbeats increased by about two to three times on the seven days that Germany played, compared to the 24 days that they did not play, periods before and after the World Cup and at the same time of year in 2005 and 2003.