My colleague, Professor Rachel Lampert, from Yale, along with the StopAF.org patient group, seek to learn more about how atrial fibrillation (AF) and its treatments affect athletic people.
If you are an athlete or if you regularly exercise vigorously, please give the Yale researchers a few moments of your time.
Here is the link to the survey.
Since I had AF in the past, I filled it out. It takes only a few minutes.
Prof. Lampert’s research into this area is important because AF affects people in vastly different ways.
It’s weird; while most AF stems from advanced age or lifestyle diseases (obesity, high blood pressure, alcohol excess and sleep apnea), endurance sport represents a special circumstance.
The added problem for athletes with AF is that most doctors do not (really) understand our goals and expectations. This sort of research sheds light on the inner workings of the athletic persona.
The other reason to do the survey is that Prof. Lampert is really nice.