It’s generally healthy when an athlete’s heart adapts to exercise by becoming stronger, thicker, and larger. However, in some cases, a big heart can be dangerous. Learn when to worry and when not to.
Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.
Your doctor unexpectedly tells you at your annual sports physical that you have a heart murmur. So now what? Here’s how a sports cardiologist can help.
Calling all athletes: Learn why doctors sometimes recommend an electrocardiogram as a heart health benchmark before you hit the field, track or courts.
The headlines cause gasps of disbelief: A star high school or college athlete suddenly collapses and dies after a workout or a game. The culprit in many cases is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Here's why.
External defibrillators can restore a regular heartbeat even after a dangerous arrhythmia disrupts it. But few victims receive care in time. A new study confirms that internal devices can prevent these episodes from happening.
If you snore loudly, wake up gasping during the night and are sleepy all day, have it checked out. Sleep apnea may significantly increase the risk of sudden cardiac death, says a new study.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex type of heart disease that affects one in 500 people. Learn more from a Cleveland Clinic physician during a live webchat Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at noon (ET).
Sudden cardiac arrest is not a heart attack or myocardial infraction. It occurs when the electrical system to the heart suddenly produces a very irregular heart rhythm.