Skip to comments.Man Suffers Heart Attack Eating a "Triple Bypass Burger" at Heart Attack Grill
Posted on 02/15/2012 11:41:51 AM PST by Scythian
A man reportedly suffered a heart attack while eating the Triple Bypass Burger on Saturday at a Las Vegas restaurant that serves Bypass burgers, Flatliner fries and free meals to people who weigh over 350 pounds.
An amateur video posted on Youtube shows the unidentified man being wheeled out of the downtown Heart Attack Grill restaurant on a stretcher after he collapsed in the restaurant that employees told KVVU-TV FOX5 looked like a heart attack.
Restaurant owner Doctor Jon Basso told the news station that he initially thought it was a joke when a waitress who told him a customer eating a Triple Bypass burger, which estimated to contain about 6,000 calories, was sweating and shaking.
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“Is there a lawyer in the house?”
Whenever anyone falls off a cliff, breaks their neck from a failing parachute, freezes climbing a mountain, the press are quick to conclude “he/she died doing what they loved the most.”
So where the “died or nearly died” doing what they loved the most mantra?
Good grief. Time to shut ‘er down!~sarc. Nobody eats one of anything and has a heart attack. Bad timing is all.
If he survives it will be interesting to see if he actually gets a triple bypass.....oh the irony.
6000 calories? Yikes!
I am sure people have heart attacks at Fresh Choice and other so called healthy restaurants.
Isn’t that how the founder died?
Great...now Moochelle will have more reason for her health crusade! If Obama wins another term we will probably need a special Moochelle waiver to be able to eat a Cheeseburger or anything besides Lettuce.
I’m sure nobody ever had a heart attack while eating Tofu. /s
If it’s your time this doesn’t sound like a bad way to check out.
How many people suffered heart attacks this week while watching the evening news?
They cannot claim there was flase advertising in this case!
Hey, it says “Heart Attack Grill” on the sign out front.
I’d say this was just a confirmation of truth in advertising.
I have read that many ‘heart attacks’ come relatively soon after consuming a large meal. The blood rushes to the stomach and intestines area to facilitate the digestion processes, and so the rest of the body is ‘starved’ of needed oxygen to maintain itself. In a normal healthy person this is not a problem.............
They look good....!!
Heavy Meals Linked to Heart Attacks
New York (MedscapeWire) Nov 15 A new study suggests that gluttony may trigger a potentially deadly medical complication, such as a heart attack.
Reporting in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the American Heart Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions, a US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researcher finds that people at risk for heart disease were 4 times more likely than others to suffer a myocardial infarction (MI) soon after eating a big meal.
“To our knowledge, this study is the first to show overeating or having a heavy meal is a risk factor for triggering heart attacks,” said Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD, MSc, a cardiology fellow with VA’s Boston Health Care System in Brockton, Massachusetts. He is also on staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Lopez-Jimenez and colleagues interviewed nearly 2000 patients at 45 different hospitals, including several VA medical centers, shortly after their heart attacks. The researchers asked about possible and proven triggers of heart attack, including “unusually heavy meals.”
They found that 158 patients reported having an unusually heavy meal during the 26 hours preceding the MI. Twenty-five patients had the meal in the 2 hours before the attack, defined by the researchers as the “hazard” period, while only 6 patients reported a large meal the day before, defined by the team as the “control” period.
By comparing the 2 time slots 24 hours apart the study controlled for the possibility that time of day, and not the meal itself, was the trigger. The remaining patients in the group of 158 had their heavy meal at various other times in the 26 hours before the heart attack, but no other time period emerged as significant.
The researchers believe there are 2 possible explanations for how a heavy meal could bring on a heart attack. One is that fatty meals may affect the function of the endothelium, the inner layer of the arteries, although details about what the patients ate were not recorded for this study. Another explanation is that eating increases the blood level of norepinephrine, a hormone that acutely raises blood pressure and pulse rate.