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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
SportsCardiologyBC will be conducting health testing to Canada's national wheelchair rugby team at the Richmond Oval.
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.
SportsCardiologyBC will be conducting testing for its study on detecting underlying cardiovascular disease and risk assessment in the Young athlete at Trinity Western University.
SportsCardiologyBC will be conducting testing for its study on detecting underlying cardiovascular disease and risk assessment in the Young athlete at UBC Hospital.