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Long-distance cross-country skiers at increased risk of heart rhythm disturbances

12 June 2013

Cross-country skiers who take part in one of the world’s most challenging ski races, the 90 km Vasaloppet in Sweden, are at increased risk of developing arrhythmia – problems with the rate or rhythm of their heart beat – according to a study of nearly 53,000 race participants published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal [1].

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Published in European Heart Journal

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