The Heart of the Matter

Return to sport in pandemic times

While athletes all around the globe cannot wait to return to their sport, the uncertainty, question marks, and social media overwhelm around the pandemic continue unabated. News of athletes collapsing on the field of play, allegedly related to them having been infected with the coronavirus, do not help. Can the coronavirus cause heart inflammation in young, healthy people? Are athletes at a higher risk? What if you had a heart infection before? Get the answers (and learn where we do not have them yet) from one of the world’s leading athlete heart specialists.

Date: April 15, 2021

Time: 14H00 GMT

Located: Online – A Login link will be provided to you prior to the event.

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About Dr. Aaron l. baggish

Dr. Aaron L. Baggish is the founder and Director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, USA, the United States’ first program designed to provide comprehensive cardiovascular care to athletes. Dr. Baggish is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and serves as medical director for the BAA Boston Marathon and cardiologist/team physician for US Soccer, US Rowing, the US Olympic Training Centers, the New England Patriots, the Boston Bruins, the New England Revolution, and numerous colleges and universities. His research interests include exercise-induced cardiac remodeling, pre-participation screening, and sudden death prevention, to name but a few.


  • Behind ShePower Sport are two sport medical professionals, Yoko Dozono and Katharina Grimm. With their combined global sporting background, some of which include Director of Medical affairs at Aspetar, member of Medicine & Science at World Anti-Doping Agency, heading the FIFA medical office, and an international level athlete, they are strong advocates for clean sports and female athletes’ health and rights.