SportsCardiologyBC assists athletes in staying active while ensuring their continued safety during participation in sport and exercise.

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, [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |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 [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |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. [...]

By |September 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |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 [...]

By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |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, [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |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 [...]

By |July 11th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments