Video Gaming Can Be Lethal In Case of Children

Nov, 2022 - By WMR

Video Gaming Can Be Lethal In Case of Children

A research has claimed that playing video games can be extremely dangerous and can even affect children’s heart health.

World is turning towards electronic substitutes of much more things day by day. These transition has its pros and cons. Especially with children playing video games and engrossing themselves into it as if the game becomes their life itself. Even parents nowadays think that videogame is an alternative to sport. A study was published in the official journal of Heart Rhythm Society, the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, and the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society. The study found out that playing video games can develop cardiac arrhythmias in children. It also claimed that this may be lethal in patients with predisposing.

The researchers also examined a distinct pattern of some children becoming unconscious while they were playing video games. They found that this condition was triggered especially in war gaming. Also some children had a cardiac arrest while playing video games. The researchers stated that catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) and congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) types 1 and 2 were the most common reasons behind it.

Co-investigator of the study, Christian Turner, MBBS, The Heart Centre for Children, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Sydney, Australia stated that some children have heart conditions which put them to risk while playing video games. But the research team was surprised to know that it was so dangerous that some patients even suffered with life threatening blackouts while they were playing video games.

Videogame was considered to be a safer option as compared to outdoor sport. Also parents who do not have much time to take their child to ground and encourage them to play a sport, prefer videogames as they don’t have to do much rather than just buying a gaming console to their kid. But these parents must keep in mind that they are ruining their kid’s health.

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