In the last week I’ve been asked several times to comment about a recent article in VeloNews magazine regarding the connection between a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation and master/senior endurance athletes who have been training for years. This is considerably outside of my area of expertise (whatever that may be). So instead I’ve done some searching to find more comments by Dr. John Mandrola who is quoted in the VeloNews piece. Besides being a cardiac electrophysiologist he is also a masters category bike racer from Louisville, KY. That’s a good combination for seeking understanding of this topic. If you’re over 50 and been training and racing for years I’m sure you will have some concerns after reading the article above. You can find a more in-depth discussion of this general topic on Dr. Mandrola’s blog here. I’d also suggest that you read the comments below his blog post along with his answers for a bit more depth of understanding. To follow up it’s best to address your questions to him in the comments section of his blog.