AHA News: Fighting Fires Raises Risk for Irregular Heartbeat

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Sumary of AHA News: Fighting Fires Raises Risk for Irregular Heartbeat:

  • Previous research shows the job’s strenuous physical activity, emotional stress and exposure to pollutants can stress a firefighter’s cardiovascular system..
  • Balmes, who was not involved in the study, is also a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he researches the impact of air pollutants on respiratory and cardiovascular health..
  • Unlike structural firefighters, “wildland firefighters can’t wear respiratory protective gear because of the high level of exertion involved in hiking into the areas where these fires are occurring,”…

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