Exercise & Sports Cardiology

Focuses on the evaluation and care of:

  • Patients with heart disease who want to start or resume exercise or athletic activities.
  • Patients who want an exercise prescription to reduce their cardiovascular risk.
  • Athletes with exercise-induced symptoms.
  • Athletes referred for screening prior to taking part in high-level activities.
  • Athletes looking to optimize performance.

Common issues addressed:

  • Abnormal electrocardiogram (EKG), stress test, or echocardiogram in athletes or active patients.
  • Chest pain, fainting, palpitations, or shortness of breath with exercise.
  • Unexplained decrease in exercise tolerance.
  • Abnormal sports screening test.

Testing modalities include:

  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (VO2 Max testing)
  • Stress tests
  • Echocardiograms
  • Heart rhythm monitors
  • Cardiac CT
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiac catheterization