New Study on Athlete's Hearts

Hot on the heels of my latest post about Xeno's heart I came across this, just out today, and referrign to an article to be published in the European Heart Journal. Research on Dutch and Belgian endurance athletes suggesting structural changes that may lead to Ventricular Arrythmia. It is an interesting read - but clearly the researchers feel that there is a long way to go before they understand what is happening.

I should also point out that Ventricular and Atrial (Xeno's experience) Fibrillation are quite different. The atria help fill the ventricles - an atrium in fibrillation is NOT as serious as a ventricle...ventricles in fibrillation are absolutely life threatening - your heart no longer pumps blood!

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