Harvard Heart Letter

Ask the doctor: Can getting too excited while watching sports be harmful to my heart?

I like sports, and now that I am in my 60s and have had some trouble with my heart, I mainly enjoy them on television. My family sees how excited I sometimes get watching a game and they worry that it is bad for my heart. I think they are going overboard. Can you tell them to relax so I can enjoy the Super Bowl in peace?
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