Exercise and participation in sport is incredibly healthy and ultimately low risk. However, screening tests can be valuable for athletes, as they are pushing their bodies past normal endurance limits. Irrespective of the activity, the heart is under tremendous strain. If this is coupled with some pre-existing factors, the already increased likelihood of damage is further amplified.
The SportsCardiologyBC clinic assists athletes in staying active and ensuring continued safety while participating in sport and exercise.
The SportsCardiologyBC team has evaluated thousands of recreational, collegiate, provincial, national, and professional level athletes across British Columbia.
The process starts with a family practitioner completing the SportsCardiologyBC referral form, which includes:
- Reason for cardiovascular evaluation
- Results from prior testing
Upon receiving your referral the clinic secretary will contact you to arrange the next steps. These could include telephone interviews, consultations, screening tests, and/or diagnostic evaluations.
Click here to download the SportsCardiologyBC referral form