A heart attack (myocardial infarction) which occurs while working will not be compensated unless the claimant can demonstrate that the heart attack was proximately caused by an unusual exertion arising out of and within the course of claimant’s employment.  Aneurysms, strokes and types of heart ailments other than myocardial infarction (classic “heart attack”) are not governed by this statute,  but are determined under a rule of law known as “aggravation of previous condition”  (See the explanation of this term earlier in this Glossary).  (Section 8-41-302(2), C.R.S.)

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