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Heart Health

14 June 2013

Arrhythmias more common in intense athletes

Cross-country skiers who have completed more races at faster speeds have a higher risk of developing a heart rhythm disorder than their slower, less-seasoned peers.

Cross-country skiers who have completed more races at faster speeds have a higher risk of developing a heart rhythm disorder than their slower, less-seasoned peers, a new study from Sweden suggests.

Listen to your body

"There are a lot of positive effects of physical activities and exercise, which I think will outweigh the increased risk of rhythm disturbance," Andersen said, adding that athletes should still listen to their bodies.

 

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