Sinus node disease and arrhythmias in the long-term follow-up of former professional cyclists.

@article{Baldesberger2008SinusND,
  title={Sinus node disease and arrhythmias in the long-term follow-up of former professional cyclists.},
  author={Sylvette Baldesberger and Urs Bauersfeld and Reto Candinas and Burkhardt Seifert and Michel Zuber and Manfred P. Ritter and Rolf Jenni and Erwin Notker Oechslin and Pia Luthi and Christop Scharf and Bernhard Marti and Christine Helena Attenhofer Jost},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={71-8}
}
AIMS Significant brady- and tachyarrhythmias may occur in active endurance athletes. It is controversial whether these arrhythmias do persist after cessation of competitive endurance training. METHODS AND RESULTS Among all 134 former Swiss professional cyclists [hereafter, former athletes (FAs)] participating at least once in the professional bicycle race Tour de Suisse in 1955-1975, 62 (46%) were recruited for the study. The control group consisted of 62 male golfers matched for age, weight… CONTINUE READING
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