Heart to Heart: Strategizing an Evidence-based Approach to Reduce Cardiac Disease and Death in the Fire Service

2-Dec-15 | National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Many duty-related CVD deaths can be prevented if firefighters have (a) proper screening; (b) the information they need to make life style changes provided in appropriate ways; and (c) medical evaluations performed by physicians who are knowledgeable about how firefighting impacts the development of cardiovascular conditions, and how it can serve as a triggering event in individuals with underlying cardiovascular disease.

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