Seattle Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiologist Addresses Heart-Health Issues People Should be Awa

Seattle Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiologist Addresses Heart-Health Issues People Should be Aware of Before Watching the Super Bowl

SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2006 -- Can watching the Super Bowl potentially put you at risk for a health problem? If you already suffer from a heart condition or high blood pressure, there are some things you should keep in mind before sitting down to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon.

According to Sarah Speck, M.D., a cardiologist with the Seattle Heart and Vascular Institute (SHVI) at Swedish Medical Center, snacking on high-fat foods, sitting in a smoke-filled environment, and experiencing sudden adrenalin surges can increase people's risk for a heart attack.

Dr. Speck is also medical director of SHVI's unique Center for Cardiovascular Health and Wellness at Swedish Medical Center/Providence Campus.

For more details on this timely topic, click here to be linked to the transcript for a related story that Dr. Speck was interviewed for by KING 5 Television.

Go, Seahawks!

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