Accession Number:

ADA199932

Title:

Sickle-Cell Trait as a Risk Factor for Sudden Death in Physical Training

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1987-09-24

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Case reports of sudden death during exertion have not established an association between the sickle-cell trait hemoglobin AS and exercise-related death. To test this association, all deaths occurring among 2 million enlisted recruits during basic training in the U.S. Armed Forces in 1977 to 1981 were classified from autopsy and clinical records as non-sudden deaths or as sudden deaths explained or unexplained by preexisting disease. we conclude that recruits in basic training with the sickle-cell trait have a substantially increased, age dependent risk of exercise-related sudden death unexplained by any known preexisting cause. Reprints.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE