Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Responses to Emergency Calls in Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians
Hypertension and obesity are both primary risk factors for cardiovascular (CV) disease. Among the firefighter (FF) population cardiac events remain the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths. Work related stress can cause a surge in heart rate and blood pressure (BP) and studies have noted that FF and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have increased heart rate and BP throughout the day. Thus, understanding the risk factors associated with work related stress in FF and EMTs, including BP surges and CV disease risk are important factors in continual need of study.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
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Corbin ME, Derella CC, McLaughlin KC, Getty AK, Chavis LN, Wisdo TR, Roberts CK, Feairheller DL. Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Responses to Emergency Calls in Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 49:5. Supp. 2017.
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