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Atrial Fibrillation and Exercise

Sorace, Paul, MS, CSCS1; Ronai, Peter, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT2; Berry, Robert, MS3

Section Editor(s): Ronai, Peter MS, RCEP, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 3 - p 110–117
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000439
Columns: Special Populations
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ABSTRACT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (AF), A COMMON CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA AND A LEADING CAUSE OF STROKE AND HEART FAILURE, CAN DECREASE EXERCISE TOLERANCE AND QUALITY OF LIFE. COMPREHENSIVE, INDIVIDUALIZED EXERCISE PROGRAMS ARE SAFE AND CAN REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISKS AND ENHANCE PHYSICAL FITNESS AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN MEDICALLY CLEARED CLIENTS WITH AF.

1Hackensack University Medical Center Meridian Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Hackensack, New Jersey;

2Exercise Science Department, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut; and

3Cardiac Rehabilitation, Preventive Cardiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Address correspondence to Peter Ronai, ronaip@sacredheart.edu.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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The Special Populations Column provides personal trainers who work with apparently healthy or medically cleared special populations with scientifically supported background information.

COLUMN EDITOR: Peter Ronai, MS, RCEP, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FACSM

Paul Soraceis a clinical exercise physiologist. He previously worked at Hackensack Meridian Health.

Peter Ronaiis a Clinical Professor in the Exercise Science Department in the College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Connecticut.

Robert Berryis a clinical exercise physiologist at Henry Ford Health System.

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