UBC study sheds light on cardiac screening for athletes after Cunningham incident (Vancouver Sun)

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 [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: The runner’s silent killer (interview with Dr. Isserow)

Why do some young people have heart problems despite being fit and active? Why one genetic typo can lead to death in seemingly healthy young runners. For the original article click here: Running Magazine Inside every person, there are approximately three billion base pairs of chemical compounds that make up one’s genetic code. A single misspelling among these [...]

By |October 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

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

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

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

Young Athlete Cardiac Health Testing

SportsCardiologyBC will be conducting health testing to Canada's national wheelchair rugby team at the Richmond Oval.

By |March 9th, 2016|0 Comments

SCBC Young Athlete Research Testing

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

By |October 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Young Athlete Research Testing

SportsCardiologyBC will be conducting testing for its study on detecting underlying cardiovascular disease and risk assessment in the Young athlete at Trinity Western University.

By |October 14th, 2015|0 Comments

SCBC Young Athlete Research Testing

SportsCardiologyBC will be conducting testing for its study on detecting underlying cardiovascular disease and risk assessment in the Young athlete at UBC Hospital.

By |September 30th, 2015|0 Comments