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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

The Importance of Proper Diet During Training Recovery

By Benny Freedman, Rest between bouts of strenuous exercise is key to allow the body adequate time for recovery. Most athletes understand conceptually that rest and recovery are essential for optimizing performance, but often treat recovery as a passive necessity rather than an opportunity to actively help achieve their training goals. Ultimately, the body focuses [...]

By |August 9th, 2016|Article|0 Comments

Blood Pressure Monitoring: Accuracy is Important

By Paul Clerc, Knowing your correct blood pressure (BP) is important as increased resting BP is correlated with increased stroke risk, cardiac disease and kidney disease 1,2. High BP, typically considered to be >140/90, is often referred to as ‘silent’ since despite the severe outcomes that are associated with it, there are often few signs [...]

By |July 29th, 2016|Article|0 Comments

High-intensity interval training for the busy athlete

By Richard Roberts,   It seems as though with every passing year, we expect to fit more and more into our daily schedule. Work responsibilities, family matters and financial stress are at the forefront of our lives, and this may result in us neglecting our own physical health. Daily exercise is beneficial in many ways, [...]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Article|0 Comments

SCBC Article Published in Canadian Journal of Cardiology!

The SportsCardiologyBC team, led by Dr. James McKinney, have published an article in the esteemed Canadian Journal of Cardiology. The article reports on the research findings of young athlete screening conducted across the province of British Columbia. For those who have access to this journal following this link: http://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(16)30170-2/fulltext    When published in print, we will provide [...]

By |July 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Sports Cardiology Symposium at CCC 2016!

SportsCardiologyBC has been accepted to lead a workshop on the burgeoning field of sports cardiology at this year's Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Montreal from October 21st-25th! Programme and registration details can be found here: http://www.cardiocongress.org/en/index.html   We hope to see you there!

By |June 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Alcohol and Cardiac Health

Alcohol and Cardiac Health By Emma McIver Alcohol: detrimental or preventive? You have likely heard both sides of the argument and wonder which to believe.  A study conducted in 2006 monitoring almost 2500 test patients aged 70 to 79 with no prior history of cardiac disease suggests that in moderation, alcohol may have a positive effect on cardiac health. The study monitored the [...]

By |June 16th, 2016|Article|0 Comments

Daytime Napping and Metabolism

By Susannah Reid, It is common knowledge that we need to sleep well to stay healthy and have the ability to focus and perform well each day. Napping is both a daily routine and a strategy to make up a few hours of sleep. Over the last 30 years’ chronic sleep deprivation has gradually increased [...]

By |June 7th, 2016|Article|0 Comments

The Benefits of Foam Rolling

By Jordan Robertson Posture is a necessary component in the success of any movement-based activity in daily living. Whether simply bending over to pick up a box from the floor or running a marathon, movement efficiency depends on postural quality (1, 2, and 3). According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) poor posture [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Article|0 Comments

BCMJ May 2016 Issue – Sports Cardiology BC Part 2!

Check out BCMJ's Sports Cardiology themed May issue with a guest editorial from Dr. Saul Isserow and Dr. Brett Heilbron. http://www.bcmj.org/issue/may-2016 

By |May 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments