Roller Coaster Research - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/8/06

Roller Coaster Research

New research is calling for defibrillators on hand at all amusement parks.

The study presented to the World Congress of Cardiology in Barcelona points to roller coasters and evidence that thrill seekers like this may do better on the ground if they have heart problems.

The study in Germany found people who spent just two minutes on a roller coaster had a sharp rise in heart rates and in general, women's heart rates increased more than men's. Researchers say the increase was significant enough to trigger an irregular heartbeat.

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