Heart attacks in athletes: researchers look for answers

Sport Cardiology BC hopes to find out why athletes can suffer from heart problems It seems counterintuitive that an athlete would suffer from cardiovascular problems, but often seemingly healthy individuals can fall prey to unexpected health problems while competing. Sports Cardiology BC, with ethics approval from UBC, is working to create a database of testing done on masters athletes — those [...]

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

Dr. James McKinney Interview – CBC Radio West

Interview on the masters athlete, cardiovascular health and SportsCardiologyBC research in this area. To listen - click HERE

By |September 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Cardiovascular disease study looking for volunteers in Kelowna

SportsCardiologyBC will be in Kelowna on September 12th and 13th to conduct research about the risk of cardiovascular disease in athletes. Barb Morrison, Research and Project Coordinator, explained the purpose of the research is to identify if screening athletes is an effective way of detecting cardiovascular disease and preventing cardiac arrest and death during sports.  [...]

By |September 4th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Upcoming Testing Dates for UBC Varsity Athletes!

All testing will take place at UBC Hospital 2211 Wesbrook Mall. Enter at the front by emergency, take the elevator to the second floor, and then follow the signs to UBC Varsity Testing (testing will take place in medical clinic s-267). Thursday, September 10th - 6pm-9pm - UBC Hospital 2nd Floor Medical Clinic s-267 To [...]

By |September 1st, 2015|News|0 Comments