For Physicians: Sports Cardiology Program Aims to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Active Patient Population
As an emerging field, cardiology specialization in sports medicine aims to prevent cardiac episodes, including sudden death, among an otherwise healthy patient population of athletes and highly active individuals. Led by cardiologists, Geoffrey L. Rosenthal, MD, PhD, and Scott D. Jerome, DO, the University of Maryland Heart and Vascular Center team of experts has implemented a specialized partnership program with the University of Maryland, College Park to screen all active student athletes on site for cardiac-related issues or associated risk factors. The comprehensive program also offers care for active individuals, either recreational or professional, with established or suspected heart conditions most applicable to this patient population including:
- Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
- Coronary abnormalities
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Inherited arrhythmias
- Valve disease
With direct access to faculty physicians from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, patients benefit from a multidisciplinary portfolio of resources including quality clinical care, advanced training, ground-breaking research, innovative treatments and cardiogenetic testing. The state-of-the art approach to evaluation and diagnosis helps to prevent the devastation caused by sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
Schedule Grand Rounds for Your Hospital with Dr. Rosenthal or Dr. Jerome.