Dr. Taunton Inducted to Richmond Sports Wall of Fame

The team at SportsCardiologyBC is incredibly excited to announce that Dr. Jack Taunton has been inducted in to the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame. He is incredibly deserving of this high achievement. We are very proud and honoured to have him on our team. Congratulations Dr. Taunton! http://www.richmondsentinel.ca/Lateststories/4289/richmond-sports-wall-of-fame-introduces-class-of-2018

By |September 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Our newest article titled "Assessment of cardiovascular risk and preparticipation screening protocols in master athletes: the Master Athlete Screening Study (MASS): a cross-sectional study" has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine!   https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000370

By |August 15th, 2018|Article, News|0 Comments

SCBC Research – “HRE Study”- NOW RECRUITING!

In healthy individuals, systolic blood pressure (BP) increases in a stepwise manner with increasing exercise intensity. The increased systolic BP during exercise is largely due to increased cardiac output, which is generated to meet the increased demand for oxygenated blood in active muscular beds. However, some individuals present with abnormally exaggerated rise in systolic BP [...]

By |December 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

SportsCardiologyBC Physician Engagement Initiative!

Spearheaded by Medical Lead Dr. Saul Isserow, SportsCardiologyBC built a successful proposal to undertake a physician engagement initiative at UBC Hospital aimed at improving collaboration between physicians from the spread out Vancouver sites of UBC, St. Paul's, Women and Children's, VGH and GF Strong. The program will include 'spin' cycling classes twice/week within the SCBC's [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

New SCBC Research – “Time of Day Study” – NOW RECRUITING!!

There is no disputing the tremendous benefits of exercise, however is there a safest time of day to exercise? As seen in publicly reported events such as marathons and professional sports, there is paradoxically a slight increased risk of myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death (SCD) during vigorous activity. Biological processes in living organisms that [...]

By |April 18th, 2017|News|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

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