Understanding Heart Attacks

By Emma Gerard, In Canada, 2.4 million adults over the age of 20 live with diagnosed heart disease.1 Among these adults, as well as the general population, there is a high incidence of heart attack, with men being two times more likely to suffer a heart attack than women.1 According to the Heart and Stroke [...]

By |May 24th, 2018|Article|0 Comments

Where are the Women? The Gap in Cardiovascular Disease Research

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 [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Article|0 Comments

Background: Coronary Artery Calcification

By Andrew Golin, The largest artery in the body, the aorta, carries oxygenated blood to all parts of the body via the circulatory system. The coronary arteries branch off from the aorta and supply oxygenated blood to heart tissue. It is thus critically important that the coronary arteries remain healthy in order for the heart [...]

By |February 6th, 2017|Article|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

SportsCardiology 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

Dave Battison Sports Medicine Symposium

This symposium in Mount Washington Alpine Resort - Comox, B.C. - will feature a presentation from SportsCardiologyBC's own Barb Morrison. From the symposium's website:   "Welcome to the second annual Dave Battison Sports Medicine Symposium.  This year’s theme is the life long athlete. This symposium will include topics that are pertinent to active adult as [...]

By |October 1st, 2016|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 with any questions or inquiries.   Dave Battison Sports Medicine Symposiusm - October 1st/2nd Presenter: Barb Morrison Topic: "Sports Cardiology: The [...]

By |September 26th, 2016|News|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

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