Can You Be Scared to Death?

By: April Douglas
By: April Douglas

Keeping with the spirit of Halloween, you are bound to be confronted by spooky sights this evening, which poses the question of if you can you literally be scared to death.

We've all said it at one time or another, "I was scared to death." But is it possible to die of fright?

Cardiologists say yes, you can be scared to death, yet many believe you need some predisposing factors like abnormalities in your heart.

Doctors say it is very rare to see sudden death in a healthy heart, but possible. Doctors say chances are you won't encounter any harrowing Halloween sites this holiday that would trigger a sudden death.

Scenes like those might be enough to scare the willies out of you, but doctors say it’s more common to die from a heart attack than sudden death.


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