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To the Editor— E-gaming should not equal E-fear

Published:November 24, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2022.11.017
      Lawley et al
      • Lawley C.M.
      • Tester M.
      • Sanatani S.
      • et al.
      Life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death during electronic gaming: an international case series and systematic review.
      reported on 22 adolescent patients who experienced ventricular arrhythmias during electronic gaming (e-gaming). While this information is novel, the conclusions appear to overreach with “electronic gaming can precipitate lethal cardiac arrhythmias in susceptible children.” This semi-causal inference based on this highly selected sample cannot be justified with the available data and magnifies fear for children and parents and for patients with cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED). E-gaming should not equal E-fear!
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