SCBC Study – Risk of sudden cardiac death in young B.C. athletes extremely slim

Young athletes in British Columbia are at minimal risk of sudden cardiac death, a new study has found. According to an article published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, just 0.52 per cent of B.C. competitive athletes between the ages of 12 and 35 show signs or symptoms that could lead to sudden cardiac deaths. [...]

By |September 30th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Upcoming SportsCardiologyBC Educational Events!

For those interested in learning more about sports medicine and cardiology, as well as the ongoing efforts in research and education by SportsCardiologyBC, here are some opportunities to attend our educational events. Please email with any questions or inquiries.   Dave Battison Sports Medicine Symposiusm - October 1st/2nd Presenter: Barb Morrison Topic: "Sports Cardiology: The [...]

By |September 26th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Masters Athlete Study Recruitment Complete!

SportsCardiologyBC has completed its recruitment of our 5-year longitudinal study in evaluation of cardiovascular disease and risk factors in masters (>35) athletes. With approximately 900 athletes from the Lower Mainland, Interior BC and Vancouver Island, we are very proud of the cohort we've established and excited about the data we are collecting and contributing to [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

Atrial Fibrillation in Athletes

By Paul Clerc, Atrial fibrillation occurs when the electrical activity of the heart enters into an abnormal rhythm. In normal circumstances, the atrium (small chamber) of the heart beats once followed by a beat of the ventricle (large chamber) in a 1:1 fashion. During atrial fibrillation, the atrial pumping is uncoordinated and more rapid. This [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|Article|0 Comments