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Atrial Fibrillation in Athletes—Features of Development, Current Approaches to the Treatment, and Prevention of Complications


Achkasov, Evgeny; Bondarev, Sergey; Smirnov, Victor; Waśkiewicz, Zbigniew; Rosemann, Thomas; Nikolaidis, Pantelis Theodoros; Knechtle, Beat (2019). Atrial Fibrillation in Athletes—Features of Development, Current Approaches to the Treatment, and Prevention of Complications. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(24):4890.

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common types of cardiac arrhythmias. This review article highlights the problem of the development of atrial fibrillation in individuals engaged in physical activity and sports. Predisposing factors, causes, and development mechanisms of atrial fibrillation in athletes from the perspective of the authors are described. Methods of treatment, as well as prevention of thromboembolic complications, are discussed. Directions for further studies of this problem and prevention of complications are proposed.

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common types of cardiac arrhythmias. This review article highlights the problem of the development of atrial fibrillation in individuals engaged in physical activity and sports. Predisposing factors, causes, and development mechanisms of atrial fibrillation in athletes from the perspective of the authors are described. Methods of treatment, as well as prevention of thromboembolic complications, are discussed. Directions for further studies of this problem and prevention of complications are proposed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of General Practice
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Physical Sciences > Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Language:English
Date:4 December 2019
Deposited On:13 Jan 2020 08:31
Last Modified:11 May 2020 19:19
Publisher:MDPI Publishing
ISSN:1660-4601
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16244890
PubMed ID:31817190

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