Small review of on-the-job heart deaths finds link to vigorous activity

02/24/2014 |

Researchers who examined 199 on-the-job cardiac deaths involving firefighters found that most of the fatal cardiovascular events occurred after an average of 33 minutes of vigorous physical work activity. Cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol levels and hypertension may have contributed to the deaths, according to the study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology meeting.

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