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Why life span of cardiologists is so short?

Cardiologists lived to the age of 73.4 (±13) years. This was a shorter lifespan than dermatologists (76.5 ±13 years) but longer than gastroenterologists (70 ±16 years).
http://bjcardio.co.uk/2009/11/lifespan-and-cardiology/
The British Journal of Cardiology,November 2009,Volume16,issue6,299-302
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Hang on, so cardiologists live between 60 and 86 years
Dermatologists live between 63 and 89 years
and gastro's live between 54 and 86 years.

Is there really that much difference?
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Seems pretty consistent to me with the general public, just sayin......
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I'm 71 years old, I wonder what the lifespan of HVAC engineers who also owned a commerical fishing boat have for a life span estimate? I suspect the commercial fishing experience would shorten my life span.

I'm still standing...
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Some members of general public cross 100 and become centenarians but for doctors such probability is emphatic 0.
"In total, 3,342 obituaries reported in the BMJ from January 1997 to December 2004 were reviewed.

The majority of obituaries were of male doctors. Doctors who qualified in the developed world appeared to live longer (mean age at death of 78 years) than those who qualified in Asia (mean age at death of 70 years)."
http://bjcardio.co.uk/2009/11/lifespan-and-cardiology/
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You could contribute stress as a factor I suppose. Someone with a skin rash is hardly going to stress you out, compared to a patient whose heart has stopped.
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Seem too stressed.

Fear of death is always stressful and nearer the perception of death the greater is the experience of stress.

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Ailments incapacitate partially and death incapacitates completely.
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I'm not sure how this is relevant to the lifespan of a cardiologist?
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Newswise — Age may be more related to reactions to stress and the absence of disease rather than to a person's chronological age, say leading researchers in the fields of neurobiology and psychoneuroendocrinology. And healthy aging is a good bet if stress can be moderated along with adopting an active, healthy lifestyle. This finding will be presented at the 114th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA).
http://stress.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=stress&cdn=health&tm=73&f=11&tt=3&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.newswise.com/articles/view/522408/%3Fsc%3Ddwhn
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6 year old information, and things have progressed much since then. They did research on chimps in captivity because they are genetically close to us. In zoo enclosures which suited their needs, such as layout and space, none of the chimps tested showed signs of heart disease. In zoo enclosures where space was too small, or the layout was not suitable, most chimps showed heart disease due to the stress of not being able to function properly as a society. Chimps in all zoos were on good diets and had regular checkups by a vet. So stress does have an impact, but stress has so many causes. I believe personally that around 99% of people in developed countries are stressed, they just don't know it because it has become the norm. Even natural gene adaptation is never going to sort this out because the disease has its impact after breeding. Looks like it's a disease that Man will have to resolve for himself.
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Thus, life span of cardiologists/doctors is so short.
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depends what you are comparing them to. I am not a cardiologist, but if it wasn't for cardiologists, I would have died at the age of 46.
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