Arrhythmias in Endurance Athletes
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Peter H Backx, PhD is a senior scientist at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and also at York University. Dr Backx is a recognised expert in cardiac mechanics, heart failure and arrhythmias. His research focuses on the role of ion transport, ion channels and myocardial signalling in the initiation and progression of heart disease with a particular interest in atrial fibrillation. He holds a patent on tissue-specific drug delivery and has published over 190 peer-reviewed articles, many in the top tier journals like Cell, Nature, Nature Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation and Circulation Research. His work has been cited over 12,900 times, with over 5600 in the last 5 years. Dr Backx has delivered over 150 distinguished invited lectures at the national and international level. You could listen to this podcast to learn more about the causes of arrhythmias in endurance athletes. Special thanks to Mark Featherman for the introduction to Dr Backx and also some excellent questions. Sign up for…