30 June 2006, the hospitals Munich they lived peak counseling of people with heart accidents, 600 kilometers away, at the Berlin Olympic Stadium, the “Cuchu” Cambiasso He was standing in front of Jens Lehmann and preparing to kick the last penalty of the World Cup quarter-final that put Germany through to the semi-finals.
eight years ago, the 30 June 1998hospitals British Received 25 percent more heart patients in their emergency rooms. Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium, France Carlos “Lettuce” Roa He saved David Batty’s fifth penalty and kept the round of 16 in hand. That week, an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine called on FIFA to remove the penalty shootout for public health reasons.
2 July 2010, a 39-year-old woman was hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction in a clinic in Montevideo. The case has been analyzed and baptized as “Abreu syndrome” by an Uruguayan cardiology journal. As they were able to analyze, the cardiac arrest occurred at the exact same time as the heart attack. “loco” He pounced on the Ghanaian goalkeeper and put Uruguay through to the semi-finals. The woman survived, was discharged after five days. Uruguay, on the other hand, lost to the Netherlands and were eliminated from the World Cup.
20 November 2014, “Tano” Passman He was watching the semi-final of the Copa Sudamericana between Rivera and Boca when he felt his chest oppress him. Pasman became famous on social networks a few years ago for his screams and nerves on the verge of a heart attack when River was removed after being defeated by Belgrano.
So he went to his doctor, who told him that he had a ischemia There It is recommended to take tranquilizers “for goat parties”., Luckily for him and his heart, seven days later, in the second phase, little kittens put 1 on 0 marcelo gallardo A ticket to the final and later the cup.
Do heart attacks increase during the World Cup?
These and other examples are told by the famous cardiologist George Tartaglione, “There is a connection between the mind and the heart”explain to page 12 author of the book throbbing brain (2013, Editorial Planeta). “When the brain and heart work well, the relationship is friendly. But when it becomes disturbed, the brain can beat the heart,” he adds in his explanation.
what if he soccerthat excites the whole world, It is not a phenomenon that is exempt from being responsible for generating these “disturbances”. Even more so if this is a long-awaited competition and on which as many hopes are pinned as the world championship. This is a fact that should not be overlooked, especially in patients at risk and those with a history of heart disease.
Then, Expectation, Emotion, World And a definition by pun could be the one deadly combo: “There are discharges that clog the artery, obstructing the flow of blood and if the artery is one of the largest in the heart, a massive heart attack can occur and may result in death. Is. If you are a heart patient, closure is more”, explains the doctor about the consequences of World Cup over-excitement on the heart.
it is very clear to them “Tano” Passman, So the organization started early. in conversation with page 12 review match schedule And, in a calm tone, he explains that because of the schedule, he assumes he’ll be watching the game from home. Although, of course, he does not deny this meeting. polandGo see him at a bar with friends on Wednesday, November 30 at 4:00 PM. why Tells it’s not another World Cup for him: “It’s special because it’s Messi’s last match and I really want him to win it. I think he deserves to be champion. Besides, it’s a World Cup with great statistics and it would be nice ”
Tartaglione lists a series of recommendations for reducing the risk of heart attack as a result of “Abreu syndrome”, and states that although anyone can have a heart attackThe The risk increases manifold in those who are already suffering from Events that are or have risk factors for:
1. “If you are a heart patient, do not stop taking the medicine”, points out Tartaglione and, above all, to the game that Argentina plays at 7 in the morning.
2. “If you are a heart patient and football makes you sick, try not to watch the games Or do it with someone who is calm and with a rapport that doesn’t bother you,” he adds.
3. Avoid abundant foodThe Liquor And this Tobacco before and during the match”, say experts and point out that these are the three factors that increase the risk significantly.
“You have to encourage from the heart”
Passman Does not give any advice to fans of La Scoloneta. Of course, he is not characterized by being a cool fan, but feeling on his own skin. ,I guess living it intensely ain’t bad, There is no way to handle happiness and sadness”, says “Tano”.
And he repeats a phrase he heard and it stuck with him: “It’s football and you have to give it the importance it has. Football is the most important of some of the less important things in life,