Heat stroke more prevalent than CV events among distance runners

  • July 30, 2014

Long-distance runners are more likely to experience a serious case of heat stroke than a serious CV event, according to new study findings.

In a retrospective study, researchers examined all long-distance races taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel, between March 2007 and November 2013. They compared life-threatening events, defined as those requiring mechanical ventilation and hospitalization in an ICU, related to CV causes and heat stroke.

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