Athletes at increased risk of developing arrhythmia

February 2010
GP: General Practitioner;2/19/2010, p13
The article reports on a study in Norway which suggests that competitive athletes may be at higher risk of developing arrhythmia than the general population. A group of 122 cross-country skiers was taken for the study and ECGs, pulmonary function tests and exercise assessments were conducted on them. The study identified two characteristics that likely predict the risk of arrhythmia in skiers: bradycardia and an enlarged left atrium.


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