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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

SportsCardiology 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. For the original article click here: Running Magazine 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 [...]

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

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 admin@sportscardiologybc.org 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