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E-Gaming Should Not Equal E-Fear

Published:November 24, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2022.11.017
      Lawley et al., 2022
      • 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 over-reach 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 CIED patients. E-gaming should not equal E-Fear!
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