Detecting Underlying Cardiovascular Disease in Young Competitive Athletes (medicalresearch.com)

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. James McKinney MD MSc FRCP(C) Division of Cardiology University of British Columbia MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading medical cause of death in young athletes. Sporting activity may predispose athletes with underlying cardiovascular conditions to develop [...]

By |October 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments

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, and young adults at risk, but there is not yet consensus regarding the best way to accomplish this. A new [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|News|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 climbing, training multiple times a week, etc. – are often thought to be healthy and extremely fit. However, many masters [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|News|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. competitive athletes between the ages of 12 and 35 show signs or symptoms that could lead to sudden cardiac deaths. [...]

By |September 30th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Masters Athlete Stress Testing

SportsCardiologyBC will be conducting stress testing for its study on detecting underlying cardiovascular disease and risk assessment in the Masters (>35) athlete at Preventum Health Centre.

By |July 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Masters Athlete Stress Testing

SportsCardiologyBC will be conducting stress testing for its study on detecting underlying cardiovascular disease and risk assessment in the Masters (>35) athlete at Preventum Health Centre.

By |July 13th, 2016|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

Masters Athlete Testing at Fortius Sport and Health

Year 2 of data collection for masters athlete study participants.

By |July 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Masters Athlete Testing at UBC Hospital

Year 2 of data collection for Masters athlete study participants.

By |June 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Sports Cardiology Symposium at CCC 2016!

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!

By |June 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments