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Over the last decade, more than half of on-duty volunteer firefighter deaths were from heart attacks. Discover what you can do to reduce your risk.
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HEART DISEASE: A LEADING FACTOR IN SUDDEN CARDIAC EVENTS AND DEATHS

The strenuous activities and heat stress faced by first responders place extreme demands on the heart, arteries and circulatory system. A stroke or heart attack during a fire event is a constant threat. The articles, research studies and other information found here will help you better understand cardiac risks and how to mitigate their impact on your health, well-being and ability to save lives.

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Here you can discover fascinating articles and groundbreaking research into many cardiac-related issues affecting emergency personnel. From the phenomena of sudden cardiac death among younger first responders to the effects of obesity, stress and other chronic conditions on the heart to evidence-based approaches that can help reduce cardiac disease within our profession. These resources can be filtered or viewed by tag, audience type or category of post.

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