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Are sports fans more likely to have heart problems? Here’s what a Memphis doctor found


Today, Maturana is a Memphis-based doctor and the chief cardiology fellow at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, and he set out to address questions like those. Working with a team of researchers from UTHSC and Christian Brothers High School, he scoured PubMed, the biomedical literature database managed by the National Library of Medicine, and analyzed studies from the last 50 years that showed connections between sports, emotions, and cardiovascular outcomes.

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