Catholic Medical Center’s New England Heart & Vascular Institute is launching a new program this winter to help active adults achieve their fitness goals. Our sports cardiology clinic is ideal for cardiac patients looking to begin an exercise program, for athletes who want to rule out an undiagnosed heart condition, or for healthy athletes in need of clearance for a sport or activity.
“There is no doubt about the incredible health benefits of exercise,” says cardiologist Ido Preis, MD, FACC, who is beginning the program at CMC. “But patients have to understand what they’re ready for and what their heart will allow them to do in order to realize those benefits.”
The Sports Cardiology program provides comprehensive evaluation and care for both recreational exercisers as well as more advanced athletes, including those who have:
- An existing cardiac condition
- A personal or family history of cardiovascular disease
- Experienced cardiac symptoms (chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations) during training
Your care begins with a consultation at CMC’s convenient outpatient practice located at 160 South River Road in Bedford, NH. After careful screening, you’ll be provided further evaluation as needed, including advanced cardiac imaging techniques. These may include echocardiography, cardiac MRI or CT, stress tests or cardiac PET. “Having a good understanding of your heart’s health, we can help you develop exercise goals that are both safe and allow you to improve your cardiovascular health,” says Dr. Preis. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 603.669.0413