If you’re an athlete with afib you might want to visit this blog. It’s written by Michael McCullough, a 53 year old distance runner and mountain biker.
McCullough points out that afib is pretty common to athletes.
We often think of afib as something which can reduce or destroy our ability to have an active life. This blog definitely proves otherwise, however. McCullough still enjoys running real marathons.
He has persistent afib, and he does point out that the persistent condition contributes to his ability to continue his active lifestyle. He says it would be harder for someone who is “going in and out of afib.” He says that the afib merely slows him down rather than stops him.
He does take Pradaxa.
His blog posts cover things like losing weight when you have afib, dealing with afib at high altitudes, and running when you have afib.
Check it out! It’s a great resource.