growing evidence that atrial fibrillation (AF) is prevalent in athletes and
even in individuals participating in intense long term exercise at a
non-competitive level. Several causes have been described for these phenomena
including atrial remodeling, atrial fibrosis, inflammation, autonomic
activation, body fluid changes and changes in blood volume and pressure. This
article reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiological mechanisms and management
options of AF in regards to exercise.
Credits: MOHIT K TURAGAM; POONAM VELAGAPUDI; ABRAHAM G KOCHERIL