Hockey is back and a new study says the intense action may take a toll on a person’s heart.
The Montreal Heart Institute monitored the heart rates of Montreal Canadiens fans during games and found the heart rate of those watching it on television jumped 75-percent. The study says fans attending the game had a spike of 110-percent.
“I definitely feel a heart attack coming, but it’s worth it. All of the fun moments when you get going, when you get a breakaway, and when they actually do score, the whole crowd goes nuts,” said one fan.
Heart disease is a concern in New York. The health department says one in five New Yorkers aged 65 and older have some type of cardiovascular disease.
Die-hard hockey fans say the heart-pounding action is why they love the game.