Lisa is a 57 year old non elite endurance road cyclist, who was recently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is the most common cardiac arrhythmia with increasing incidence in Australia.¹
In the months leading up to her diagnosis she noticed regular episodes of ectopic beats (skipped heartbeats), along with symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath and light headedness.
Moderate levels of exercise have been shown to be protective against developing AF. However, it has been found that there is a U-shaped relationship between physical activity and AF, with increasing prevalence in endurance athletes.²
Watch the video to view Lisa’s full story.