Fri October 26, 2012
NPR Story

Scared To Death... Literally

Originally published on Fri October 26, 2012 1:03 pm

Earthquakes, terrorist attacks and muggings have all scared people to death. Sporting events, too, sometimes cause frenzied fans to drop dead. Neurologist Martin Samuels of Brigham and Women's Hospital explains how positive or negative excitement can lead to a heart-stopping surge of adrenaline.