Blood pressure and heart rate responses in volunteer firefighters while wearing personal protective equipment
Hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and obesity are global health problems and are a large concern for firefighters. The leading cause of death among firefighters is cardiac-related; hence, it is important to understand how firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) affects cardiovascular responses to different activities. Volunteer firefighters represent 70% of all firefighters and are an understudied population. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to report blood pressure (BP) responses in volunteer firefighters.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
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Feairheller DL. Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Responses in Volunteer Firefighters while Wearing Personal Protective Equipment. Blood Pressure Monitoring. 20(4), 194-198. 2015.
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