Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in the athletic community. Many studies have shown that the prevalence of AF is higher in athletes who are involved in long-term sports participation compared to the general population of the same age, and AF is more frequently observed in middle-aged than in young athletes. Sports activity may represent a facilitating factor anticipating the AF onset but does not represent the cause of AF. Catheter ablation is a particularly attractive option for athletes with AF.
- Atrial fibrillation
- Inflammatory response
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Physiology (medical)