Direct Cell Lineage Conversion: A Potential Approach for Replacing Damaged Heart Muscles

The underlying pathology of ischaemic heart disease in adults is typically damage to and the loss of cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells) that leads to heart failure (1). After embryonic development, cardiomyocytes have little to no capacity to regenerate (1). This is a fundamental issue in treating heart disease. Because much of heart disease is the [...]

By |March 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Okanagan athletes tested for potentially deadly heart conditions

KELOWNA – It’s the first study of its kind in the country and this week it’s taking place in the Okanagan. Thousands of young competitive athletes are being tested for cardiovascular disease. Researchers say heart conditions in athletes can appear out of nowhere with no prior symptoms. “Often genetic disorders are symptom-free so young, seemingly [...]

By |March 26th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Nutrition and Cardiac Health

When seeking to improve one’s cardiac health and well being, a primary avenue that many individuals initially consider undertaking is an increase in adherence to exercise programs focused on aerobic and/or circuit training. It has been shown that as little as thirty minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (ie. running, skipping, etc.) at least five days [...]

By |March 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Upcoming SportsCardiologyBC Young Athlete Heart Health Testing Dates

Where: Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus - Lorne Davies Gym Complex Classroom A (beside physiotherapy clinic) When: Wednesday, March 18th from 10am-6pm Register: SFU Testing   Where: Trinity Western University -  David E. Enarson Gymnasium, Room 203 When: Friday, March 20th from 9am-6pm Register: TWU Testing   Where: University of British Columbia Okanagan - Gym [...]

By |March 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

SportsCardiologyBC Is Coming to Simon Fraser University!

The testing in non-invasive and takes 10 minutes/athlete and consists of a heart health questionnaire (can be completed beforehand) and resting 12-lead ECG. If the testing yields any potentially abnormal results (rare) we promptly organize for follow-up testing with an expert Sports Cardiologist (an appointment like this usually requires a 6-12 month wait). A research [...]

By |March 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Sports Cardiology Testing at SMUS, March 11

SportsCardiologyBC out of the University of B.C. Hospital is conducting testing as part of its research at St. Michaels University School (SMUS) on Wednesday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The research is part of a study focusing on young competitive athletes (aged 12-35) who may carry a cardiovascular disorder that can lead [...]

By |March 5th, 2015|News|0 Comments

SportsCardiologyBC Is Coming Back to Victoria for Young Athlete Testing!

A research team from Sports Cardiology B.C. will be coming to St. Michaels University School (SMUS) on Wednesday, March 11th from 10am-6pm to conduct testing. The testing in non-invasive and takes 10 minutes/athlete and consists of a heart health questionnaire (can be completed beforehand) and resting 12-lead ECG. If the testing yields any potentially abnormal [...]

By |March 2nd, 2015|News|0 Comments