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Who We Are
As the first and only Sports Cardiology program in Los Angeles and Southern California, UCLA Sports Cardiology aims to harness the world-renowned multi-disciplinary expertise of the UCLA Division of Cardiology and centers of excellence for cardiac diseases such as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy to deliver individually tailored cardiovascular guidance and care to competitive athletes and highly active people.
This group of patients can range from the professional athlete to the “weekend warrior” to the adult planning to increase his/her level of physical activity.
Additionally, we aim to provide expert guidance to athletes with new or known pre-existing cardiac risk factors for heart disease or cardiac anomalies (family history of sudden death or heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiomyopathy, congenital or arrhythmic heart disease).
The objectives of our program include:
- Providing expert identification of normal versus abnormal changes in the heart structure and function in athletes.
- Evaluating symptoms in the competitive athlete and highly active person.
- Guiding patients with known heart disease who want to participate in sports or intense exercise.
- Providing a comprehensive medical assessment of the safety of continued participation in competitive sports and/or intense physical activity.
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The UCLA Sports Cardiology Program is comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of cardiologists who are specially trained to screen for and manage the cardiovascular conditions that affect competitive athletes and highly active people. As well, the UCLA Sports Cardiology Program is active in research to develop therapies and technologies for the competitive athletes and athletes who have cardiac disease or risk factors.
Our team consists of cardiologists from the:
As the only Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Center of Excellence in southern California, we are nationally recognized for our expert care of patients with HCM, including athletes.