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Arrhythmias in an athlete: the effect of de-training.
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PMID:  15640433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 53 year old athlete with a history of severe palpitations and lightheadedness presented for a second opinion. He was found to exhibit very frequent atrial ectopy, frequent runs of symptomatic atrial tachyarrhythmia, and sinus bradycardia at rest. During exercise testing, his tachyarrhythmias increased in relation to the duration and intensity of exercise. A therapeutic trial of de-training was suggested. As a result, his symptoms completely resolved with a marked reduction in the frequency of atrial arrhythmia. Repeat exercise testing revealed an excellent exercise tolerance with no atrial ectopy. De-training should be considered when athletes present with arrhythmias.
O A Obel; C Davidson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-10     Completed Date:  2005-05-09     Revised Date:  2009-10-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology,  physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Exercise Test
Exercise Tolerance
Middle Aged

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