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