Rate of cardiac arrhythmias and silent brain lesions in experienced marathon runners: rationale, design and baseline data of the Berlin Beat of Running study

@inproceedings{Haeusler2012RateOC,
  title={Rate of cardiac arrhythmias and silent brain lesions in experienced marathon runners: rationale, design and baseline data of the Berlin Beat of Running study},
  author={Karl Georg Haeusler and Juliane Herm and Claudia Kunze and Matthias Kruell and Lars Brechtel and Juergen Lock and Marc Hohenhaus and Peter Ulrich Heuschmann and Jochen B. Fiebach and Wilhelm Haverkamp and Matthias Endres and Gerhard Jan Jungehulsing},
  booktitle={BMC cardiovascular disorders},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Regular exercise is beneficial for cardiovascular health but a recent meta-analysis indicated a relationship between extensive endurance sport and a higher risk of atrial fibrillation, an independent risk factor for stroke. However, data on the frequency of cardiac arrhythmias or (clinically silent) brain lesions during and after marathon running are missing. METHODS/DESIGN In the prospective observational "Berlin Beat of Running" study experienced endurance athletes underwent… CONTINUE READING