Heart Arrhythmias: An Exercise Professional's Primer

Kravitz, Len
November 2013
IDEA Fitness Journal;Nov/Dec2013, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p18
The article focuses on the issue of key heart arrhythmias faced by exercise professionals while treating unhealthy clients. It informs about sinoatrial (SA) node which is located in the right atrium of the heart and produces pulses through electrochemical stimuli. It further mentions that SA node works as a primary pacemaker of the heart.


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