Division of Cardiovascular Diseases:
The Sports Cardiology Program at Scripps Clinic is dedicated to caring for athletes, evaluating and treating heart and cardiovascular conditions to ensure the safe participation and optimal performance in sports activity. The field of Sports Cardiology is a new and rapidly developing field of patient care as our understanding increases about the physiologic and hemodynamic changes that occur with participation in athletic training and sports competition. We assist athletes with specialized medical evaluations to assess cardiac conditions, events, or risks as they affect sports participation and goals. This may include exploring unexplained decline in athletic performance, understanding cardiovascular risk factors and medications, or evaluating abnormal symptoms or testing results. We also provide tailored training recommendations, considering cardiac factors, to optimize sports performance. Our team sees adult athletes as well as adolescent patients aged 15 and older. Our goal is to support athletes with medical advising and assessment, so they may participate in recreational, professional and masters competition sports in the safest possible way.