Purpose: We will evaluate the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (i.e. coronary artery disease, valvular disease) and risk factors (i.e. hypertension, dyslipidemia) and the best screening method for detecting these in Canadian masters athletes (recreational and high performance) in order to prevent adverse cardiac events and sudden cardiac death in sport. We will also determine the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in the masters athlete and its association with the intensity of sport and volume of lifetime physical activity.
This is paramount to create our own database in British Columbia Masters Athletes in order to gain a better understanding for appropriate and safe participation in sport.
Screening dates at UBC Hospital:
Tuesday May 5th from 4:30-7:00pm. If you would like to register click here
Wednesday May 13th 4:30-7:15pm. If you would like to register click here.
Screening dates at Fortius Sport and Health Institute:
Saturday June 20th from 10am – 4pm. If you would like to register click here