Skip to content

Competitive Sport Participation Among Athletes with Heart Disease

In This Video

  • Aaron Baggish, MD, director of Mass General's Cardiovascular Performance Program, focuses his research on heart function and heart disease in athletic individuals
  • In this video, he discusses the shift to a shared decision-making model between athletes with heart conditions and their clinicians as well as quantifying the exercise dose-response relationship


Learn more about the Cardiovascular Performance Program

Refer a patient to the Cardiovascular Performance Program


Cardiac remodeling criteria in athletes are under debate. Aaron Baggish, MD, and researchers propose defining it as exercise intensity and duration.


Given many competitive athletes and highly active people have an increased risk of cardiovascular events, a Massachusetts General Hospital team offers a core curriculum for sports cardiology and its integration into existing cardiovascular care teams, research, and training requirements and board certification.