Saturday, Dec 16 2017 | Updated at 11:18 PM EST

Stay Connected With Us F T R

Apr 16, 2017 02:10 AM EDT

A new research from the Harvard Medical School suggests better citywide strategies for medical transportation routes during large gatherings and sporting events. The study found out that those who suffer cardiac arrest of heart attacks while running a marathon are most likely going to die within a month because they weren't brought to the hospital on time. The major reason is the street closures during these events that make it difficult for medical teams to transport patients.

The Harvard Medical School research published in the "New England Journal of Medicine" recommends ensuring unhampered road access for medical crews during parades, sport events, and public gatherings, Eureka Alert reported. According to Harvard Medical School's Health Care Policy Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor Anupam Jena, research in the past focused on the availability of medical services during the race, but this is the first time that as study has been conducted focusing on the long term effects of the marathon on the runners. The study also includes the effects of these marathons to the people who live nearby the location where the event was held.

People who live near the location where the big events are being held are affected since the routes to the hospital are congested due to the road closures for the race. The study found that the elderly at an average of 77 were greatly affected by this situation. The study found that patients who were brought to the hospital due to cardiac emergency during the marathon had significantly higher 30-day mortality rates, Harvard Business Review reported.

The researchers studied 10 years' worth of records from older Americans. These records involve patients of heart attacks living near major marathon events from 11 different cities in America. The researchers compared patients hospitalized during the event and those who were hospitalized five weeks after the marathon.

Follows harvard medical school, roadblocks, heart attack, cardiac arrest, marathon, mortality rate
© 2017 University Herald, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Must Read

Here is NASA’s Take On Anonymous Hackers Alien Claims [VIDEO]

Jun 28, 2017 AM EDTNASA official says no alien has been found until today.

International Cyber Attack Strikes Again: Ransomware Hits Companies Worldwide [VIDEO]

Jun 28, 2017 AM EDTOver 2,000 computers in about a dozen countries were affected.

The Magic of Celebrity Involvement: How Projects and Concepts Get Public Nod When Icons Get Involved [VIDEO]

Jun 28, 2017 AM EDTDo celebrities really affect marketing?

Student Loans In Focus: How Much Do Students Really Borrow To Attend The Top 10 Schools [VIDEO]

Jun 26, 2017 AM EDTFor most students, going into the Top 10 schools is a dream come true. But is the expense in studying in these schools worth it?