Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A.
Concierge Internal Medicine & Cardiologists serving the greater Miami, Florida area. Call us to book your appointment today.
As an athlete, you test your cardiovascular fitness every time you train or compete. Whether you are healthy or have pre-existing conditions, you may benefit from specialized sports cardiology care to protect and preserve your health. The team of physicians at Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A. offers expert sports cardiology services in Coral Gables, Florida. They are formally trained in the cardiac care of athletes and provide care for several professional sports teams. Whether you are a weekend warrior or an elite competitor, contact your physician to learn more.
Sports Cardiology Q & A
What is sports cardiology?
Sports cardiology focuses on the cardiovascular health of athletes at all levels. Cardiologists with this subspecialty training are able to perform screening for conditions that can cause sudden death with exercise and evaluate athletes with exertional symptoms.
When dangerous conditions are identified, these cardiologists have the experience to help you make important decisions regarding future participation in exercise and competition.
Cardiologists with training in sports cardiology understand the structural changes that occur in the human heart in response to various levels of training and can distinguish these health adaptations from dangerous cardiac conditions.
This allows your physician to provide personalized advice to keep you healthy so you can safely participate in your sport.
What is included in sports cardiology?
The team at Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A. provides a comprehensive range of services for athletes of all abilities.
A preseason sports evaluation allows your doctor to run tests and ensure that it’s safe for you to participate in a sport. They check for undiagnosed cardiovascular health issues and other warning signs of disease.
Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A. offers several cardiovascular assessments to monitor your heart function and health, including echocardiography, electrocardiography, and stress tests.
VO2 max assessment
Your physician can also assess your cardiopulmonary function with a VO2 max assessment. This test measures your oxygen consumption and aerobic physical fitness and endurance.
Treatment and training advice
The doctors provide personalized treatment plans, including nutritional counseling and training advice, to optimize your health and physical performance. They collaborate with your coaches and other health care providers to deliver customized multidisciplinary programs that can enhance your performance and protect your health.
Why should I see a sports cardiology expert?
Athletes are incredibly fit and healthy. However, vigorous training and competition put stress on your cardiovascular system. This stress has the potential to cause
problems such as heart attack and even sudden death in athletes with underlying cardiovascular disease which has gone undiagnosed.
The physicians at Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A. have years of experience screening athletes at all levels for signs of these cardiovascular health
You might also need to see a sports cardiology expert if you have symptoms suggestive of a cardiovascular problem such as chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, or fainting during exertion.
Alternatively, you should see a sports cardiologist if you have a pre-existing cardiovascular health issue or are at high risk for a heart-health problem.
Speak to your physician to learn more about the expert sports cardiology services offered at Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A.
We serve the greater Miami, Florida area. Call us to book your appointment today.