With the overwhelming existing evidence on the beneficial and preventive effects of exercise, our society is becoming increasingly physically active. Our goal is to assess and evaluate athletes to ensure optimal and safe participation in athletics and exercise.
The public must be informed and educated on the importance of cardiovascular health and how to prevent tragic cardiovascular events. SportsCardiologyBC collaborates with local, national and international medical, health and athletic organizations.
With an aging population and an overall increase in the participation of regular athletics and exercise in the general population, research in risk factors and warning signs for cardiovascular events as well as optimal training must be investigated.
SportsCardiologyBC provides public education on safe participation in athletics through the dissemination of results from research investigation, the interpretation of clinical case studies and education seminars.
In healthy individuals, systolic blood pressure (BP) increases in a stepwise manner with increasing exercise intensity. The increased systolic BP during exercise is largely due to increased cardiac output, which is generated to meet the [...]
In Canada, 2.4 million adults over the age of 20 live with diagnosed heart disease.1 Among these adults, as well as the general population, there is a high incidence of heart attack, with men being [...]
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