Why It's a Mitzvah to Vote for David Storobin?
By: Dave Gordon
Challenging the longstanding notion that long distance running races may be hazardous on the hearts of otherwise healthy people, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that out of the 10.9 million marathon runners in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010, only 59 runners suffered heart attacks, with 42 of them being fatal. The marathon rate was one death per 259,000, half the rate of the general population, which is one in 125,000. Most of the victims had heart abnormalities, and many had clogged arteries. The researchers recommend discussing heart health with one’s doctor before beginning exercise like running. Almost all the fatal heart attacks occurred in the last mile of the race. Almost a third of heart attack victim runners survived, compared to only 8 percent of out-of-hospital victims in the general population. The difference in survival appeared primarily due to high rates of CPR administration from bystanders or medical personnel at races.