Episode 53-Dr. Paul Thompson-Atrial fibrillation and the athlete

gp732pyxfgtcqo6ndlgsIn this episode we talk about the great Marine Corps Marathon and finishing 3 endurance events in 5 weeks. Ready for a little break. The feature interview is with Dr. Thompson who is a distinguished marathon runner and cardiologist. He was my attending way back in the 1990s when I was in training and did not understand why anyone would run a marathon let alone an Ironman. We chat about the risk of atrial fibrillation in endurance athletes. The good the bad and the we are not sure. All in all very encouraging to keep running, swimming and biking. And for sure to keep eating plant based to avoid risk factors for atrial fibrillation such as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. Dr. Thompson is currently the Chief of Cardiology at Hartford Hospital and Director of the Athlete Heart Program and Director of the Cholesterol Management Program. He is the author of over 200 publications and is a frequent contributor to Runner’s World Magazine.
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      Dr. Dulaney

      No Dr. Thompson is not. Sorry for the delay

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