Body Composition And Blood Pressure Responses In Volunteer Firefighter Population
The dangerous emergency scenes firefighters are called upon increase the risk of sudden cardiac death, which claims more firefighter (FF) lives than actual fires do. Prior studies have reported that wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) creates CV stress in FF. Recently we examined blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) responses to a treadmill test in volunteer firefighters and found that BP and HR responses are exaggerated when a firefighter wears full gear (PPE + SCBA) (data to be published). It needs to be determined whether body size affects this response.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
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Perez AN, Aichele KR, Oakman JE, Neal MP, Cromwell CM, Lenzo JM, Bye NL, Santaniello EL, Hill JA, Evans RC, Thiele KA, Chavis LN, Getty AK, Louth VC, Wisdo TR, Generotti M, Brown MD, Feairheller DL. Body Composition and Blood Pressure Responses in Volunteer Firefighter Population. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 47:5. Supp. 2015.
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