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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 […]

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Anger, heavy physical exertion may cause heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Here’s another reason to keep your emotions and physical activities in check: You may trigger a heart attack.

In a large international study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation:

Angry/emotionally upset participants had more than twice the risk of the onset of heart attack […]