Watching the Big Game? Tips to Keep Your Heart in Check

By Rick Pietzak

Pittsburgh’s broken-hearted football fans will struggle to choose sides today between the San Francisco 49ers, who could tie the Steelers for most Super Bowl victories, or a hated division rival, the Baltimore Ravens.  The stress of making that decision is more than enough to get a fan worked up, perhaps more than the actual game.

Whatever you decide, John Schindler, M.D., a physician at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, offers these tips to keep your heart in check during the big game: