Navigation Links
Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study
Date:7/28/2014

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance runners are far more likely to die of heat stroke than an undetected heart condition, according to a new study.

The researchers pointed out that endurance athletes participating in events in warm climates are actually 10 times more likely to develop severe and life-threatening heat stroke. Yet, the less common sudden death of a young and apparently healthy person due to undetected heart problems, such as an irregular heartbeat, often gets a lot more media attention.

"This research shows that heat stroke is a real threat to marathon and long-distance runners; however, there are no clinical studies of potential strategies to prevent heat stroke during these types of events," senior study author Dr. Sami Viskin, a cardiologist at Tel Aviv Medical Center in Israel, said in a news release from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

"It's important that clinicians educate runners on the ways to minimize their risk of heat stroke, including allowing 10 to 14 days to adjust to a warm climate, discouraging running if a person is ill or was recently ill, because a pre-existing fever impairs the body's ability to dissipate additional heat stress, and developing better methods of monitoring body core temperature during physical activity," Viskin said.

Races longer than 6.2 miles have become increasingly popular among endurance athletes. To assess the greatest health risks associated with these types of events, the researchers analyzed information compiled on all death and hospitalizations that occurred at 14 long-distance races in Tel Aviv between March 2007 and November 2013.

Out of nearly 140,000 runners, only two serious heart-related events were reported during the study period. None of these were life-threatening. The researchers found however, that 21 people developed heat stroke. Of these cases, two were fatal and 12 were considered life-threatening.

The study was published July 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more information on heat-related illness.

SOURCE: The American College of Cardiology, news release, July 28, 2014

--


'/>"/>
Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke
2. Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says
3. Diet Doc’s Medical Weight Loss Programs Introduce Specialized Cholesterol Diet Plans that Deliver Fast Weight Loss and Reduce the Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke
4. Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery
5. How does language capacity recover right after a stroke?
6. CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center Joins Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Program
7. Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study
8. Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows
9. Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds
10. Blocking key enzyme minimizes stroke injury, UT Southwestern research finds
11. Study finds high CD4 cell counts associated with reduced risk of ischemic stroke for those with HIV
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... From April ... of Urgent Care Medicine will host industry leaders for the annual spring Convention ... those in the industry adapt to the issues currently affecting urgent care and ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... People are starting to ... “Wearing a hearing aid doesn’t have the stigma it had when great-grandpa wore his ... of Greater Boston, in a NALA North American Speaker Series (NASS) segment. ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... ... Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has published a ... does not. Yisrayl says with so many titles and names for the Creator, it’s ... with a little Scripture, backed with a lot of research, the truth is undeniable. ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... for the North East region. Côté has 20+ years of experience within the ... Phytomer, Côté worked with an array of high-end cosmetic brands, retail brands and ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... advanced nutraceutical supplements, through its Nova Skin Sciences division, recently announced the launch ... a moisturizer with the power of an anti-aging concentrate. , Anogeissus ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... 20, 2017 Research and Markets ... Pipeline and Market Prospects: Addressing Production Complexities Through Risk ... offering. ... "Global Biosimilar Pipeline and Market Prospects: Overcoming Production Complexities ... in-depth assessment of the current trends in the global ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... --  ZappRx, Inc ., a digital health company focused on ... it closed $25 million in Series B funding led by ... Seattle that is part of a ... B round included participation from SR One , who ... (formerly Google Ventures). As part of the financing, ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 20, 2017 NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (Nasdaq ... positive preclinical results demonstrating anti-fibrotic effects with ... steatohepatitis (NASH), in an additional well-validated experimental ... has previously shown similar anti-fibrotic effects in ... scientists present novel data demonstrating anti-fibrotic effects ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: