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Sports Cardiology Services

NYU Langone sports cardiologists are leaders in cardiovascular care who have extensive training and experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of heart symptoms and conditions in athletes and active people of all ages. Our aim is to provide the highest level of cardiovascular care to help you maintain your heart health and stay in the game, no matter what your sport.

Recognition

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranks NYU Langone among the top 5 hospitals in the country for cardiology and heart surgery.

Cardiac Care for Athletes

We provide specialized care for athletes with heart conditions including scarring and weakness of the heart muscle, irregular heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation; supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias; coronary artery disease; atherosclerosis; and heart valve disease. Our pediatric cardiologists, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, care for children and adolescents with congenital heart disease. We provide the most advanced medical and surgical treatments for these cardiovascular conditions, as well as sport-specific guidance and expertise to help you maintain fitness and train and compete safely.

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Our team of cardiologists have the skill and expertise to care for every athlete’s heart health.

For people who are predisposed to developing a heart condition, including athletes who have high blood pressure or high cholesterol or other lipid disorders, we provide comprehensive diagnostic testing, including cardiopulmonary exercise tests and stress echocardiography, which help doctors accurately evaluate your risk, rule out other conditions, and guide training recommendations. We then use the latest evidence-based treatments, lifestyle recommendations, nutrition advice, and support to help protect you from developing heart disease while also enabling you to participate fully in your chosen sport or activity.

We refer people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)—a genetic condition that can cause thickening of the heart muscle—to specialists at NYU Langone’s Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program, who are renowned for their expertise and skill in caring for people with this genetic condition.

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Members of our cardiovascular rehabilitation team, part of Rusk Rehabilitation, have expertise in caring for athletes who have experienced a heart attack, are recovering from another heart condition or procedure, or who have peripheral artery disease. They create a treatment plan tailored to your needs and work with you throughout your recovery so that you can return to your sport safely.

Education and Resources for Heart Health

Our sports cardiologists participate in educational events and provide information and resources to help you maintain heart health and optimize your athletic performance. Learn more about our Heart Health Lecture Series.