Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: The runner’s silent killer (interview with Dr. Isserow)

Why do some young people have heart problems despite being fit and active? Why one genetic typo can lead to death in seemingly healthy young runners. Inside every person, there are approximately three billion base pairs of chemical compounds that make up one’s genetic code. A single misspelling among these results in a genetic mutation– the location [...]

By |October 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Detecting Underlying Cardiovascular Disease in Young Competitive Athletes (medicalresearch.com)

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. James McKinney MD MSc FRCP(C) Division of Cardiology University of British Columbia MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading medical cause of death in young athletes. Sporting activity may predispose athletes with underlying cardiovascular conditions to develop [...]

By |October 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Pre-screening for young athletes at risk of sudden cardiac death

What works and what doesn't, and at what cost Summary:Although rare, sudden cardiac death in young athletes raises serious concerns, especially because most victims report no warning symptoms. Pre-participation screening aims to identify children, adolescents, and young adults at risk, but there is not yet consensus regarding the best way to accomplish this. A new [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Older masters athletes push their bodies to perform, but are their hearts at risk?

Study aims to better understand cardiovascular disease among ‘extreme’ athletes over 35 to help develop effective screening processes. There are athletes, and then there are masters athletes. These individuals – doing triathlons, running marathons, rock climbing, training multiple times a week, etc. – are often thought to be healthy and extremely fit. However, many masters [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments