New Antiarrhythmic Drug for AF: No FDA Approval Required

This is a Medscape article about a study on fitness and weight loss.

The first couple of paragraphs:

"Big news from an electrophysiology meeting usually involves technology.

The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM 2015 meeting bucked that trend. It turns out that the device required to help millions of people afflicted with atrial fibrillation is a pair of sneakers—for exercise.

The intervention that led to marked improvements in AF burden, lower blood pressure, better glycemic control, lower LDL-C and hs-CRP levels, and favorable structural changes in the heart: cardiovascular fitness."

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  • But is it wise to exercise when not in sinus rhythm? Any answers appreciated!

  • The answer is usually exercise as tolerated when not in sinus rhythm. Some people actually find that they convert back to NSR when they exercise. Discuss your own particular situation with your EP.

  • AMEN to that!

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