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April 6th, 2015

Cardiac Arrest During Exercise in Middle-Aged People

Dropping dead while exercising is a common fear, especially among middle-aged men. Unfortunately there have been limited data on the precise rate of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in middle-aged people and little understanding about the medical history of the victims of SCA. Now a new study fills in some important gaps in knowledge and shows that this […]


September 3rd, 2013

Speedy Tour de France Racers Slower to Die

For more of our ESC.13 coverage of late-breaking clinical trials, interviews with the authors of the most important research, and blogs from our fellows on the most interesting presentations at the meeting, check out our Coverage Headquarters. In recent years, concerns have been raised about possible adverse cardiovascular effects of intense endurance exercise. Additional concerns have been […]


June 13th, 2013

Too Much, Too Fast? Cross-Country Skiing and Heart Arrhythmias

When it comes to exercise, it may be true that you can do too much or go too fast. It might seem counterintuitive, but a new study finds that among cross-country skiers, the risk for having a cardiac arrhythmia is highest in those who race the fastest or most often. Although lack of exercise is almost […]


May 21st, 2013

Athletes with ICDs Don’t Need to Quit Sports

Although the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology now advise people with ICDs not to participate in vigorous sports, a new study offers strong support for people with ICDs who want to take part in sports. Now findings from the ICD Sports Safety Registry, published in Circulation, provide vital new information about this important topic. […]