Strenuous Exercise May Increase Risk of Cardiac Disorders
Dr KK Aggarwal | 12 Sep 2011
Quoting a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting. Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National awardee Dr K K Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India and MTNL Perfect Health Mela, said that strenuous exercise, whether performed by elite athletes or competitive weekend warriors, comes with a risk of developing cardiac disorders, including atrial fibrillation.
Investigators found that among people who exercise four hours or more during the week, there was about a 39% increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation that required medical treatment.
Among elite cross-country endurance skiers, the risk of developing arrhythmias increased by 37% when compared with athletes in the same race that skied at a more moderate pace.