Thursday, January 31, 2008

My heart will go on


I was reading through the most prestigious medical journal, the New England Journal of Medicine, to see what's new in the world of medicine.

I came across this study, "Cardiovascular Events during World Cup Soccer"

This well-designed study showed that the incidence of heart attacks increased during the 2006 World Cup and was highest during the most competitive games that Germany (host country) participated in.


That spike numbered 5 is inreference to Germany's game against Argentina that ended up in penalty shoot-outs, and you can tell the incidence of heart problems (on the Y-axis) being very high that day.
I bet you I had an abnormal EKG during the entire 120 minutes of that game.

Man, medicine and football combined, that is orgasmic.

3 comments:

Dana said...

That was hilarious! It makes so much sense though, people go crazy for the World Cup like no other sport, only natural that heart-problems arise from all that stress.

salam said...

Hareega ir7am galbak ya zalameh mish mistahleh!!

Let's Go PATS!!!!!!!!!! said...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080131/ap_on_he_me/super_bowl_heart