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.
(Excerpt) Read more at medicaldaily.com ...
“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.
How many people suffered heart attacks this week while watching the evening news?
Other heart Attacks NEVER reported by the media:
1) A man after eating a wheat germ sandwich
2) A homo after a night of engagements with ‘multiple partners’
3) An elderly black woman terrified after a night of violence on her street in which the city forbade her from having a firearm
4) A female after an abortion
5) A vegan who had a heart attack from lack of B12
6) A woman after waking up at her own funeral
Woman dies of heart attack caused by shock of waking up at her OWN funeral
Actually, according to Dr. Atkins, the only part of this burger that’s bad for you is the bun. Take that away and you’d have close to 0 carbs.
I’ve been on low carb for 12 years. It lowered my triglycerides, cholesterol and blood pressure.
All that meat and no potatoes...
Miss the one in Chandler loved the home made all you could eat fries. Stupid mall tried to force the owner to change his motiff. The owner said no strip mall sued so the owner closed Consequently the mall has had a dramatic drop in business since the place closed.
Maybe he just faked it get out of paying the check.
Well, isn’t that special! Encouraging gluttony.
Look at the wall behind the girl in post # 20. They do indeed sell them french-fried potaters - cooked in pure lard!
This was published in 2002 in the New York Times of all places:
Long, but worth the read. This is the last line in the article (a quote from Dr. David Ludwig, a researcher at Harvard Medical School who runs the pediatric obesity clinic at Children's Hospital Boston):
"Can we get the low-fat proponents to apologize?"
Come hungry, die happy.
But seriously, folks, I hope he’s okay.
Well, they can’t get them for false advertising.
A North Carolina elementary school forced a preschool student to eat cafeteria chicken nuggets for lunch on Jan. 30 after officials reportedly determined that her homemade meal wasnt up to the U.S. Department of Agricultures standards for healthfulness, according to a report from the Carolina Journal.
The newspaper reported that the four-year-old girl brought a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, potato chips and apple juice in her packed lunch from home. That meal didnt meet with approval from the government agent who was on site inspecting kids lunches that day.
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Heck, they should run with it in their advertising, and perhaps offer a “dead pool” - free meals for the house when someone croaks, say.
Just thinking out loud here...
Are those “sides”?
Say Goodbye to the Heart Attack Grill.
By the time Moochelle, Morgan Spurlock and the Ambulance Chasers get done with them the owners won’t have enough cash for the dollar menu at Wendys.
Do you seriously believe a diet high in both those items does not lead to heart disease?
You need to visit a good non biased nutrition site. One that is not pushing a fad diet.
and don’t forget
6) A Freeper who advocates Romney and get’s FreepRolled (similiar to Rick Rolled but not near as funny ...)
There’s also a wall behind those burgers?
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - possibly permanently.
If you take the time to read the actual studies, you'll see that the focus shifted away from saturated fat to cholesterol decades ago. Now the focus has shifted to coronary inflammation, pattern-B LDL, and lp(a).
The original hypothesis form the 1950's that saturated fat was never proven, but the scientific community ran with it because the were confident it eventually would be proven true (it takes decades to run these studies). It never was proven true.
The same was true for cholesterol, because cholesterol can't be lowered strictly by diet (you liver makes 85% of your cholesterol normally, and has more than enough capacity to make 100% if you stop eating cholesterol entirely), so nobody has ever been able to run an actual study--without drugs--that shows lowering cholesterol reduced heart disease.
If you're still confident that cholesterol is behind heart disease, explain the results from this UCLA study:
They looked at cholesterol levels of heart attack patients admitted to the hospital after a heart attack (the got hold of the data for 59% of all heart attack victims in the USA for a multi-year period). What did they find? The people with low cholesterol had 75% of the heart attacks--75%.
And, what percentage of heart attack victims had high cholesteral (both high HDL & high LDL)? 0.7%. That's less than 1%; that's only 7 out of 1,000; that's darn near zero.
The people that have high cholesterol are not the ones having the heart attacks. That's clear from this UCLA study.
With headlines like Saturated Fat is Not Your Hearts Enemy, and NOT GUILTY: The Long-Standing Vilification of Saturated Fat Finally Turning to Vindication,(23,24) some of the media and blog coverage of these studies would have you believe that scientists had given a green light to eating bacon, butter, and cheese. But thats an oversimplified and erroneous interpretation. Read the study and subsequent studies more closely, and the message is more nuanced: Cutting back on saturated fat can be good for health if people replace saturated fat with good fats, especially, polyunsaturated fats. (16,25) Eating good fats in place of saturated fat lowers the bad LDL cholesterol, and it improves the ratio of total cholesterol to good HDL cholesterol, lowering the risk of heart disease. Eating good fats in place of saturated fat can also help prevent insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. (26)
Was that Burger or Beaver I’m confused.
No, they usually choke to death.
Yes, people thought low fat diets were good but your body needs good fats such as polyunsatuarated.
You need good fats, not trans or saturated fats.
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