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Vigorous activity causes many heart attacks, strokes among firefighters
Vigorous activity causes many heart attacks, strokes among firefighters (February 25, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Minnesota - A new report presented at the American Academy of Neurology's Annual Meeting finds that most firefighters who died of heart attack and stroke were doing vigourous physical activity prior to the attack. Researchers studied data from the CDC from 1998-2012, on all firefighter deaths that occurred while on duty. Results showed that there were 199 deadly cardiovascular events during duty. Of these, 148 occurred after an average of 33 minutes following vigorous physical activity. Those who died were an average of 49 years of age, serving an average of 22 years as a firefighter.
 
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