News in brief: AF risk high in young athletes; DOACs could replace warfarin in heart pumps; Call for Medicare review of procedural specialist incomes

Young athletes run higher risk of atrial fibrillation Athletes are more likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AF) than non-athletes, with young and mixed-sport athletes at greatest risk, new UK research shows. Analysis of 13 studies, observing 6816 athletes and 63662 controls, revealed athletes’ AF risk was almost two and a half times higher than non-athletes. ...

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