Athletes in good shape could be candidates for heart problems.

Researchers at Canterbury Christ Church University say playing sports like soccer, rugby, or mixed sports can cause irregular heartbeat risk — versus — endurance sports like running or rowing.

The study was conducted from 1990 to 2020, with more than 70-thousand participants.

The risk of atrial fibrillation for some athletes was two-and-a-half times higher, compared to non-athletes.

The study was published in the “British Journal of Sports Medicine.