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Title

Blood pressure and heart rate responses in volunteer firefighters while wearing personal protective equipment

Abstract

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.

Department

Kinesiology

Publication Date

8-2015

Journal Title

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Publisher

Wolters Kluwer

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MBP.0000000000000120

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

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