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.
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.