Police Officers Face Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

November 19, 2014 12:03 PM

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Apart from the many duty-related risks that police officers face on a day-to-day basis, a recent study comes to show that they also run a much higher risk of sudden cardiac death. Stress related to police work has been shown to have a significant effect on officer’s health and the risk of sudden cardiac death was 30 to 70 times higher than that of controls.

“Although we suspected that strenuous police duties could trigger sudden cardiac deaths in vulnerable officers, we were struck by the magnitudes of the risks and their consistency across different statistical models,”

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