Sports Cardiology BC is coming to Kelowna September 12th and 13th and Victoria on October 3rd and 4th to conduct Masters Athlete Heart Health Testing on “Masters” athletes aged 35 years and over for this important study.
Many people will know the name Dr. Jack Taunton, who is an eminent sport medicine physician in BC, co-founder of SportMedBC, Chief Medical Officer for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics along with a number of other accolades and experiences, including working with many national teams.
Dr. Tauton recently co-founded a new organization called “Sport Cardiology BC” with cardiologist Dr. Saul Isserow. Their mandate is to prevent sudden death in young and Masters athletes.
They also recently received “UBC Ethics Approval for Screening 2000 Masters - a first in Canada to reduce and prevent sudden death and cardiac arrests in Canada”.
Testing is quick, easy, and non-invasive. They believe this is paramount to create their own database in British Columbia Masters Athletes in order to gain a better understanding for appropriate and safe participation in sport.
This is for both recreational and performance athletes over 35 years. SportMedBC is looking for candidates who might be appropriate to include in this study.