American Heart Association

Extreme heat may spark heart attack among firefighters

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Firefighters’ exposure to extreme heat and physical exertion may trigger blood clots and impair blood vessel function — increasing risk of heart attack, according to a Scottish study.

Cardiovascular events are the leading cause of death among firefighters, representing about 45 percent of on-duty fatalities annually in […]

April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Extreme heat may spark heart attack among firefighters

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Firefighter turns tragedy into community event

Responding to fires is a dangerous, physically grueling job.

Temperatures can soar to 1,000 degrees and the fire can ravage a building, creating unexpected obstacles that must be overcome in seconds. As if maneuvering through an unknown smoke-filled location with limited visibility and oxygen isn’t taxing enough, it must be […]

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