TITLE

Athletes at increased risk of developing arrhythmia

PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;2/19/2010, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
66164354

 

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