T hey found that a home win in men under the age of 55 was accompanied by a 40 percent increase in STEMI scans.
The relationship between losing games and hospital admissions was not statistically found. However, they could not explain why the successful matches are more likely led to heart attacks.
However, they found that other studies have shown that strong emotional responses can affect susceptibility to heart attacks. Victory may be more emotional to a follower than defeat.
The fact that women did not appear medically affected by the outcome of the game was particularly noticeable, as previous research has shown that they are more prone to mental stress than men. induced myocardial ischemia, which can lead to a heart attack.
"The fact that game results are likely to be unknown to the viewer by the end implies that emotional triggers at the end and / or after the game could pose a greater risk to vulnerable populations," the research team wrote in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
"This hypothesis is further supported by the notion that STEMI hospital admissions increased significantly one day after a game in our study occurred, while no differences in entry rates were seen on match days."
Previous studies have It can be shown that unhealthy behavioral changes including increased alcohol consumption, heavy and fatty meals, smoking, drug use or sleep deprivation can have an additive effect on the association between sporting events and increased cardiovascular risk among onlookers.