August 15, 2007

Why doesn’t Steven Nissen advocate for the banning of roller coasters?

A recent paper in JAMA (JAMA. 2007;298:739-741) studied the cardiovascular effects associated with riding a “modern” roller coaster. Among the CV-responses observed were:

  1. A pronounced increase in heart rate during and after the ride
  2. Asymptomatic sinus arrhythmias occurring in 44% of the riders
  3. 1 case of atrial fibrillation
  4. a case of asymptomatic nonsustained tachycardia

One Response to “August 15, 2007”

  1. Roller Coaster Fan Says:

    Oh please, you don’t want to ban my favorite pasttime. What next?? smoking?

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