Clotting and Fibrinolytic Changes after Firefighting Activities

2014 | Official Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine

Although firefighters spend a small percentage of their time engaged in firefighting activity, a large portion of their cardiac fatalities occur during or shortly after firefighting activ-ity. Retrospective studies indicate that firefighters are 53 to 64 times more likely to experience a fatal cardiac event during or shortly after fire suppression activity than during station duty

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