When Your Heart’s in the Game

Listen up sports fans: Any event that evokes a strong emotional response — such as excitement, stress or fear — has the potential to trigger a cardiac issue. So when you hear reports of a die-hard sports fan experiencing chest pain or even a heart attack when his favorite team loses a hotly contested match, … Read More

It’s True — You Can Be ‘Scared to Death’

We often look forward to scary movies, and we’ll talk about being “scared to death.” The truly scary thing is that fear with consequences so extreme may be rare, but it can happen. Intense emotion can trigger a heart attack in susceptible individuals. But even people without an underlying heart problem can literally be scared (almost) to death. It … Read More