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As a fan we’ve all been there before: Two minutes left and the game is tied and the all-star is going for a three-point shot. The soccer match is tied and your favorite team is lining up for shoot outs. The win is just a field goal away with seconds left on the clock. The pressure and anxiety associated with watching your favorite team as they battle it out for the win can leave your heart racing.As the World Cup heats up, fans are more excited than ever. Justin Levisay, MD, cardiologist at NorthShore, shares some tips on how you can watch the game and still be mindful of your body.
Dr. Levisay offers the following pointers as we head into the big game:
It’s worth noting that the more in shape you are, the more your body can handle. That said, if you suspect you may be suffering from a heart attack or other condition while watching the game, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention.