Bioscience

UA receives $1M for firefighter heart disease study

June 17, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: UA News] – Firefighters have one of the most dangerous jobs, but half of those who die while working actually do so from a heart attack.

A $1 million, three-year grant to the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will fund research to determine whether medical treatment can help prevent the progression of early atherosclerotic disease in firefighters.

Most firefighters who die of heart attacks have underlying heart disease, but in many cases the disease is not discovered early. Standard medical tests for firefighters do not detect early heart disease.

For more information: UA Receives $1M for Firefighter Heart Disease Study