LifeBridge Health Sports Cardiology Center

At the LifeBridge Health Sports Cardiology Center, we take care of the whole athlete. We treat athletes at every level, from professionals to weekend warriors. If you are at risk, have been diagnosed, or are recovering from cardiovascular disease, we offer tailored, comprehensive care to help you stay active. Our specialists are experienced treating athletes with cardiovascular conditions and understand the unique demands of competitive sports.

Who comes to the Sports Cardiology Center?

We see patients who have a wide variety of needs, including:
  • Sports screening and pre-participation questionnaires
  • Abnormal findings on an EKG, echocardiogram, stress test
  • Signs of heart disease found during a routine exam (such as a murmur)
  • New symptoms with training or during competition
  • Unexplained decline in sports performance
  • Congenital heart or vascular disease
  • Risk factors or family history of cardiovascular disease or sudden cardiac death
  • Advice on regaining athletic performance after a medical or surgical treatment
  • Clearance to continue sports participation after a cardiac event or treatment
  • Symptoms such as dizziness/syncope, chest discomfort, shortness of breath or palpitations
  • Older or untrained individuals who wish to participate in athletic activity.
  • People recovering from COVID-19 who wish to resume/start exercise.

What do you offer?
  • Thorough evaluation of your medical and athletic history
  • State-of-the-art comprehensive imaging techniques
  • Specialized exercise testing
  • Training advice

What are your specialties?
  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Psychology
  • Cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgery
  • Pulmonary medicine

What should I expect?
At your appointment, we will thoroughly review your athletic and cardiac history. You may receive tests which include:
  • Laboratory testing
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram (ultrasound evaluation of your heart)
  • Specialized exercise testing
  • MRI or CT scans
  • Arrhythmia monitoring (holter or event monitoring)
  • Tilt table testing

You will meet with a sports cardiologist who will conduct a thorough physical examination, review your records and test results and create a personalized treatment plan.

To make an appointment, call 410-367-2590.