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9/11 Firefighters at Risk for Serious Cardiovascular Issues, New Study Finds

New York City firefighters who rushed to the remnants of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terror attacks are dying from health issues — and that may include serious cardiovascular diseases, according to a study published Friday.

The findings, published in the journal JAMA Network Open and conducted by doctors at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, “suggest a significant association” between greater exposure at the World Trade Center and a higher risk of long-term cardiovascular disease.

The study points out that the cardiovascular care is not currently covered by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, meaning 9/11 firefighters receive no compensation for cardiovascular diseases from the fund.

Read more at NBC News

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