Researchers have claimed in a new study that soaring reports of heart attacks in children over the past two years are down to “computer games” because kids get “too excited” while playing them.
The study, which is being promoted by establishment media outlets, conducted an “international case series and systematic review” of “life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death.”
According to the researchers, “electronic gaming” is behind the spike in “sudden death” and “cardiac episodes” among children.
“Electronic gaming has recently been reported as a precipitant of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia in susceptible individuals,” the study, published in Heart Rythm, claims.
The researchers claim that the rise in reports of heart failure is due to children playing games while having undiagnosed cardiac conditions.
The study alleges that the “excitement” and “maximum emotional investment” of playing a computer game then triggers heart attacks or “sudden death.”
“Video games may represent a serious risk to some children with arrhythmic conditions; they might be lethal in patients with predisposing, but often previously unrecognized arrhythmic conditions,” lead investigator Claire M. Lawley explains.
Although this could be the case, the study’s release coincides with a sharp increase in unexplained deaths among otherwise healthy children and young people, so its findings should be interpreted with caution.
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Nevertheless, Big Media outlets are unquestioningly publishing the study’s claims as fact.
Video games can trigger heart attacks in children with undiagnosed cardiac issues, a study has found.
Some children are born with an irregular heartbeat known as cardiac arrhythmia and may never know unless detected by a scan.
About two million people in the UK live with such a condition, and they can lead relatively normal lives. However, a flare-up can occur at any point and lead to severe consequences, such as loss of consciousness, cardiac arrest and potentially death.
These undiagnosed heart issues have previously been linked to sudden deaths of people playing sports, but now a link has also been seen for computer games.
Scientists said that the excitement, adrenaline and emotional investment can trigger the condition.
Research from the Heart Centre for Children in Sydney, Australia, looked at data from different studies and found the link.
The analysis identified 22 cases where video games triggered a loss of consciousness in children, with multi-player war games the most common game played at the time of the incident.
The researchers believed that the dormant underlying heart condition is triggered by the rush of adrenaline children get from the high-octane games they play.
At times of maximum emotional investment, such as after a win or loss, vulnerable children are particularly at risk of cardiac episodes, the researchers said.
Scientists now want any children who have a history of blacking out while gaming to get checked out for potential heart issues as it can be an early warning sign.
As Slay News recently reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now refusing to release the results of its investigation into post-Covid vaccination heart failure.
The CDC has been conducting a review of reports of post-vaccination myocarditis, a form of heart inflammation.
The federal health agency has been performing abstractions on reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
However, the agency is now claiming that federal law prevents it from releasing the results to the public.