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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Man goes into cardiac arrest after eating 'Triple Bypass Burger' from Las Vegas restaurant 'Heart Attack Grill'

A 6,000 calorie stack of three beef patties, three slices of processed American cheese, and 12 strips of bacon -- oh, and a couple veggies -- known as the "Triple Bypass Burger" recently lived up to its name at the Las Vegas restaurant "Heart Attack Grill" where it is served. Complete with "Flatline Fries" and a large soft drink, the facetious meal became a living embodiment of diet-induced illness when a customer suffered cardiac arrest while consuming the meal, upon which he was wheeled away on a stretcher and taken to the emergency room.

The UK's Daily Mail reports that, because of the irony of the situation, many of the other customers and onlookers present at the time of the incident believed it to be some kind of publicity stunt. But the restaurant's owner, Jon Basso, a former nutritionist, insists the heart attack was very real, and that as "morbid" as the company's sense of humor is, it would never "pull a stunt like that."...more

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