The Olympic Athlete and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: Lisa Yu on Huffington Post

 

Lisa Yu, founder of Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation, posted this article today on Huffington Post.  This piece summarizes the efforts currently being made to screen Olympic athletes and elaborates on how better screening and response protocols might help to avoid tragedies.

Do Elite Athletes Provide Clues About HCM?

 

During the Olympics we all gather around our television sets to watch the best athletes in the world compete against each other and we wonder how it is that they can humanly perform at such a high level?

This feature story about Stanford HCM Clinic’s Dr. Euan Ashley provides us with an interesting overview of the research Dr. Ashley is doing on high performance elite athletes with the hope that their genes may provide clues that will one day help to help treat those of us with HCM and other genetic heart conditions.