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Arrhythmias induced by exercise in athletes and others.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8711581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Athletes are subject to the same arrhythmias as the general population, but the frequency and significance of the arrhythmias may be different. Cardiovascular conditioning slows the heart rate and may make athletes more vulnerable to neurocardiogenic syncope and atrial fibrillation. Tachyarrhythmias may be precipitated by vigorous exercise and more severe rate-related symptoms may result because of the high sympathetic drive during sports activities. For those with pre-existing cardiovascular abnormalities, athletic activity may be beneficial in some cases, but dangerous and even life-threatening in others. A review of the subject and recommendations based on our personal experience and a recent consensus conference are provided.
B A McGovern; R Liberthson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  86 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1996 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-10     Completed Date:  1996-09-10     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  C78-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis,  etiology*
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology
Atrial Flutter / etiology
Bradycardia / etiology
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome / etiology

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