Athletes’ heart health come under miscroscope

UBC cardiologist Dr. Saul Isserow to speak on athlete's heart health at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence (PISE)

Heart health and sudden cardiac death are rare, tragic incidents for athletes, says cardiologist Dr. Saul Isserow, who will be giving a lecture in Victoria this month.

Isserow is the head of UBC division of cardiology, head of cardiac rehab at Vancouver General Hospital and the lead cardiologist at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. His lecture will be on Nov. 30 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence from 6 to 7 p.m.

In addition, Sports Cardiology B.C. will be researching and investigating testing for cardiovascular disease in young competitive athletes aged 12 to 35. The purpose is to understand the prevalence of these disorders in B.C. Testing will be done at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence at 4371 Interurban Rd. on Nov. 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Those interested in attending the lecture or participating in the research can contact research coordinator Daniel Lithwick at dlithwick@sportscardiologybc.org.

 

 

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