2014 FIFA World Cup associated with higher number of heart attacks in Germany

The 2014 FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) World Cup was associated with a higher number of hospital admissions for heart attacks in Germany compared to the same time period—12th June to 13th July—in the previous and subsequent years (2013 and 2015), according to a study published in Scientific Reports. The World Cup was not associated with higher rates of death from heart attacks in hospital, except for the final match between Germany and Argentina.

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