Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Long Hours May Increase Heart Attack Risk

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Researchers studied data from over 1,900 people during the course of a long-term study. The results showed that 43 percent of participants were diagnosed with conditions related to cardiovascular disease (CVD), including angina, coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart attack, high blood pressure or stroke.

The following additional results were found from the study of full-time employees:

  • The risk of heart disease rose one percent for each additional hour worked per week over 10 years or more.
  • Beginning at 46 hours, risk of heart disease increased even more due to additional work hours.
  • Those who worked 55 hours a week had a 16 percent higher risk of heart disease than those who averaged 45 hours per week for 10 years or more. The risk increased to 35 percent for those who worked 60 hours per week.

According to Sadie Conway of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the study author, these findings provide useful information about how long work hours can increase the chances of heart disease. In addition, it provides important data for prevention efforts that focus on work schedules.

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Injured Workers

If you or a loved one has become ill due to long work hours, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Baltimore Workers’ Compensation lawyers so that LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton may provide you with the experienced, personalized legal counsel you need to obtain the financial compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, call us today at 844-556-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.