Fit at 50? Cardiac Arrest During Exercise Unlikely, Study Finds

April 6, 2015 8:00 PM

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MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physically active middle-aged men and women have little chance of suffering cardiac arrest while playing sports, a new study suggests.

Researchers reviewed more than 1,200 cases of sudden cardiac arrest -- abrupt loss of heart function -- among adults aged 35 to 65. They found only 5 percent of attacks occurred during sports activity such as jogging or bicycling.

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