By Kenzie MacDonald Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in women, currently accounting for approximately one-third of deaths in women globally1. Since 1984, the annual CVD mortality rate in women has exceeded that of men, highlighting the particularly lethal nature of CVD in women2. Despite unanimous support of these facts, in many [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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
Participate in BMO Vancouver Marathon organized by the Vancouver International Marathon Society! "The BMO Vancouver Marathon is Vancouver’s only marathon, plus the event boasts a Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 8KM Race, Kids Run and new 2.5KM Walk. Recognized by Forbes, CNN, USA Today and others as one of the top destination marathons in the world, [...]
Participate in the 32nd annual Vancouver Sun Run cofounded by SportsCardiologyBC's own Dr. Jack Taunton!
Sport Cardiology BC hopes to find out why athletes can suffer from heart problems It seems counterintuitive that an athlete would suffer from cardiovascular problems, but often seemingly healthy individuals can fall prey to unexpected health problems while competing. Sports Cardiology BC, with ethics approval from UBC, is working to create a database of testing done on masters athletes — those [...]
Interview on the masters athlete, cardiovascular health and SportsCardiologyBC research in this area. To listen - click HERE