Monday, August 4, 2008

TV heart attacks put people at risk

We've all seen the dramatic chest-clutching attacks that are generally portrayed on TV and in the movies. A new report claims these fake attacks are actually putting people at risk because they are so unrealistic and don't show true heart attack symptoms.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is claiming that heart attacks on screen often show the actor collapsing and grabbing their chest in extreme pain, when true symptoms can be more subtle and easier to ignore. People grow accustomed to seeing the dramatic portrayal and don't know they're actually having a heart attack.
When animals are involved in a movie the Humane Society is on set to make sure that the animals are treated correctly, maybe this is what the BHF or AHA needs to do when a heart attack scene is involved to make sure they get the symptoms correct since it might help save lives.
You can read the whole article here.

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