Scientists dissect the reasons behind sudden cardiac death in triathlons | Cardiovascular Business

The swim is most suspect.

The researchers found the bulk of mortalities took place during the swimming segment of the race, making up 67 percent of all unexpected cardiac events. Whereas 90 victims suffered in the water, just 22 had difficulties during the bike portion and 15 had difficulties during the running portion of the triathlon. Eight victims experienced trauma post-race.

Source: Scientists dissect the reasons behind sudden cardiac death in triathlons | Cardiovascular Business

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