Updated: Nov 7, 2022
Today is Medical Monday at Aortic Hope.
🎃Happy Halloween! Haunted houses... Definitely not for the faint of heart. As a matter of fact, if you scare reading, you may want to think twice about entering one.
"When we get scared, we develop the fight or flight response in which our bodies release adrenaline," Dr. James Hoff, Chief of Cardiology for Christus Trinity Mother Francis, said. "And then that adrenaline raises the blood pressure and raises the heart rate, and it actually can lead to a heart attack."
🧙This comes from CBS in the article "Possible health risks when visiting haunted houses."
👻Not everyone can handle the adrenaline rush that comes with being startled. You might find your heart rate jumps too high and your blood pressure rises.
If you have any questions, contact your physician.
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