Sports cardiology testing at SMUS, March 11

Sports Cardiology B.C. is conducting testing as part of its research at St. Michaels University School (SMUS) on Wednesday, March 11

Sports Cardiology B.C. out of the University of B.C. Hospital is conducting testing as part of its research at St. Michaels University School (SMUS) on Wednesday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The research is part of a study focusing on young competitive athletes (aged 12-35) who may carry a cardiovascular disorder that can lead to sudden cardiac death. It’s a rare to find it but also leads to a tragic occurrence.

The purpose of the research is to get an understanding of the prevalence of these disorders in our local population (B.C.) as a study like this has never been conducted in Canada. Testing is non-invasive and takes 10 minutes per athlete. Those interested can register at bit.ly/1EmpGeN.

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