SportsCardiologyBC - Looking for new (endurance) study participants

The sub-specialty of ‘Sports Cardiology’ is a rapidly developing area of medicine. At SportsCardiologyBC we are striving to elucidate the cardiovascular effects of regular exercise and define its benefits and risks so that safe guidance can be provided to all individuals engaging in sports and/or physical activity.

SportsCardiologyBC is in the process of recruiting endurance athletes for a new study SportsCardiologyBC is conducting (led by Kenzie MacDonald) at the UBC Hospital Center for Cardiovascular Excellence. The study is entitled: Time of Day Study.

This study is investigating the incidence of ventricular arrhythmias in endurance athletes in the hopes of determining the safest time of day to exercise. We are currently recruiting athletes that meet the following criteria:

  • >18 years of age
  • Current endurance athlete (running/jogging, cycling, rowing, swimming, cross-country skiing)
  • Endurance athlete ≥6 months prior to participation
  • Complete ≥4 hours of moderate-to-intense aerobic activity/week
  • Able to exercise at a vigorous intensity (>6 metabolic equivalents) or >60% maximum predicted heart rate

Participating in the study will entail attending 2 appointments at UBC Hospital. The first appointment consists of a health and lifestyle questionnaire, 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), an exercise stress test, and a 24-hour Holter monitor. The second appointment (approximately 2 weeks later) only consists of a 24-hour Holter monitor. 

For those interested in participating in cardiovascular research who do not meet the endurance exercise criteria we are also recruiting for another new research project entitled the Hypertensive Response to Exercise Study (HRE).

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