Sports cardiology is a growing, relatively new field that focuses on screening athletes for heart disease so that abnormalities can be identified and treated prior to an episode while exercising.
Since episodes can result in sudden cardiac death, early screening is critical for anyone who is physically active beyond everyday activities.  Those not involved in a formal sports program – weekend warriors, in particular – may have a higher risk of a cardiac event.

At the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Cardiology, our sports cardiology specialist – Dr. Vivek Dhruva – focuses on these specific diseases in adult patients:
  • Arrhythmia
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Dr. Dhruva collaborates with primary care physicians and our broader sports medicine program.