Webinar: Heart Health and Endurance Sport
Topic: Heart Health and Endurance Sport
Dr. Larry Creswell provides a special webinar on heart health in endurance athletes, with a special emphasis on triathletes. This event is not only for athletes but also coaches, trainers, event organizers, safety and medical officials, and the leadership of clubs or organizations that support endurance athletes. Learn from practical information drawn from recent scientific studies as well as the recent USAT report on event-related fatalities. The webinar is organized around 5 main topics:
- Exercise: Heart and Health Benefits
- Cardiac Adaptations to Exercise: The Athlete’s Heart
- Sports-Related Sudden Cardiac Death….and Prevention
- Potential Long-Term Adverse Consequences of Endurance Sport
- Caring For Your Heart.
At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will understand the important heart-related issues that face endurance athletes and be in a position to take charge of their personal heart health. Q&A to follow with Dr. Creswell.
Dr. Larry Creswell
Dr. Larry Creswell is a heart surgeon and faculty member at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, he attended college at the University of Pennsylvania, attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University, and completed his residency training in general and cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Creswell’s clinical practice focuses on adult patients with all forms of heart disease and his research interests include athletes and heart disease. He recently led the USAT Medical Review Panel which studied and reported on event-related fatalities over the past decade. Dr. Creswell is an avid triathlete and open water swimmer. He blogs about athletes and heart disease at The Athlete’s Heart Blog (www.athletesheart.blogspot.com), writes a monthly column at Endurance Corner (www.endurancecorner.com), and is a member of the Ironheart Racing Team, a Seattle-based team of multisport athletes with various forms of heart disease.Sanctioning Status: USAT SANCTIONED
Event Type: National
Entry Fee: Free
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