Duke's sports cardiologists provide screening and treatment for the full spectrum of heart disease in athletes. Our team provides personalized counseling to people affected by heart disease. We optimize your ability to participate in sports activities while minimizing your health risk.
Dedicated Sports Cardiology Clinic
We Specialize in Screening and Treating Athletes with Heart Disease
We work with:
- Athletes of all ages who seek diagnosis, counseling, and advice for continuing your optimal performance
- College and professional athletes suspected of having or diagnosed with heart issues
- Undergraduate NCAA athletes with screening issues
- Professional and non-professional athletes seeking mid-career assessment for diabetes, heart disease, or stroke risk
Learn about the services provided at the Duke Sports Sciences Institute in Durham.
Why Choose Duke
We take into account your attitude toward performance and your goals. We provide personalized recommendations for treatment plans that keep your goals top-of-mind.
We assess your issue and coordinate your prompt referral to cardiologists who provide care for your condition. We facilitate and arrange for any needed follow-up testing and treatment in a timely fashion.
Team of Specialists
Our cardiologists include specialists in heart rhythm disorders, congenital heart disease, and genetics, as well as the full range of heart disease concerns. We work as a team to provide you with optimal care.
Advanced Imaging Experts
We are skilled in interpreting tests results and distinguishing between normal and abnormal findings that can be misdiagnosed in athletes.
Cardiac Screening and Rehabilitation
We screen athletes for participation in sporting events, as well as those who are concerned about heart issues. If you have experienced a heart attack or undergone heart surgery, we coordinate your cardiac rehabilitation to return you to a safe level of exercise that’s right for you.
When it comes to your heart care, you want the very best. Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why our cardiology and heart surgery program is nationally ranked, and the highest ranked program in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2020–2021.