The Relationship between physical activity and risk of atrial fibrillation-A systematic review and meta-Analysis

Jens Erik Rokkedal Nielsen, K Wachtell, J Abdulla

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Abstract

The aim of this systematic literature review and meta-Analyses was to explore the relationship between physical activity and risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) or flutter (AFlu).Results: The search revealed 10 published studies that were eligible for three different meta-Analyses. A meta-Analysis of six case-control studies showed that risk of AF increased more than 5-fold in athletes compared to non-Athletic controls, OR=5.3 [(3.6, 7.9; 95% confidence interval (CI)], p
Translated title of the contributionThe Relationship between physical activity and risk of atrial fibrillation-A systematic review and meta-Analysis
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Atrial Fibrillation
Volume5
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
ISSN1941-6911
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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