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Prescription Drugs

By Andrew Golin,   Prescription medications accounted for almost 14% ($29 billions) of Canada’s annual health care costs in 2013; the second costliest component in health care1. The Canadian Health Measures Survey was launched in 2007 and has collected valuable data on prescription drugs. From 2007 to 2011, 40.5% of the population aged 6 to [...]

By |January 11th, 2017|Article|0 Comments

Death of Alan Thicke raises questions about health risks for older hockey players (interview with Dr. Isserow)

WATCH: The news that Alan Thicke died while playing hockey with his son has raised questions about older men playing intense sports. Linda Aylesworth reports on what can be done to reduce the risk. The news that actor Alan Thickedied while playing hockey at the age of 69 has undoubtedly sent a chill through the [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments

UBC Hospital Cardiovascular Centre of Excellence Opened!

After 18 months of planning and construction, the UBC Hospital Cardiovascular Centre of Excellence is now open. Home to SportsCardiologyBC, Diagnostic Cardiology, SaveBC, the Jack and Elly Senior Cardiac Clinic and Neuro-Cardiology, the centre will contain state-of-the art research labs with expert clinicians and investigators working collaboratively to advance scientific knowledge in cardiology and sport [...]

By |December 13th, 2016|News|0 Comments

UBC study sheds light on cardiac screening for athletes after Cunningham incident (Vancouver Sun)

Craig Cunningham of Trail, a former member of the Vancouver Giants, was listed in critical condition Monday after collapsing on ice before an American Hockey League game on Saturday. CHRISTIAN PETERSEN / PNG SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT The apparent on-ice heart attack or cardiac arrest of former Vancouver Giants hockey player Craig Cunningham begs the question: should recreational and [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

SPORTS CARDIOLOGY BC (Younger Healthier Wealthier)

Dr Saul Isserow - Sports Cardiology BC Sports Cardiology BC Today is the opening of Sports Cardiology B.C. at the University of British Columbia Hospital. One prime motivation is the recommendation of The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that all young competitive athletes should be screened. This Research Clinic [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Preparticipation Physicals: How Much Is Saving a Life Worth? (Medscape)

A Better Way to Screen Athletes? For years, sports-medicine specialists have debated the best way to screen athletes for participation in sports. In recent years, much of the debate has focused on the use of electrocardiograms (ECG). Researchers disagree on how much information they should add to a medical history and a physical exam, and [...]

By |November 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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