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A Fib is Like Running in Mud

Atrial fibrillation is fairly common in athletes, particularly middle-aged endurance athletes. Endurance athletes have a two to three times greater chance of developing atrial fibrillation as compared to the normal couch potato population, and the chances of developing atrial fibrillation, of course, become greater as one ages – that goes for athletes as well as the general population. Many endurance athletes, like myself, continue to participate in endurance sports – perhaps a little slower than before atrial fibrillation.