Cardiovascular Performance: Athlete's Heart Program

Sports Health: Cardiovascular

The Athlete’s Heart Program is a one-of-a-kind program in Connecticut that evaluates sports participants’ baseline risks and the potential effects of competition.

It is the only program of its kind in Connecticut that provides medical evaluation and recommendations for competitive and recreational athletes with documented or potential cardiac problems.

The Athlete’s Heart Program balances an athlete’s medical management needs and risks with the benefits of continued athletic competition.

Cardiovascular services include:

  • Sports Eligibility for High School and College Athletes
  • Pre-participation workup for  athletes with and without history of heart disease
  • Nutrition Services
  • Exercise Induced Arrhythmias
  • Recommendations for Master’s Athletes
  • Congenital Heart Disease and Exercise Prescription
  • Podiatry Services
  • Individualized Safety Recommendations for Injury Prevention
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Program
  • Cardiology Consultation for Athletes with Inherited or Acquired Heart Disease
  • Board Certified Cardiologists, Kinesiologists and Exercise Physiologists
  • Women’s Heart Health Program
  • Statin Myopathy in Athletes
  • Congenital Heart Disease Exercise Prescription
  • Access to a full range of medical and surgical subspecialties offered throughout the Henry Low Heart Center
  • VO2MAX Cardiopulmonary Oxygen Uptake Testing
  • Lactate and ventilator threshold determination
  • Cardiac output and stroke volume reserve determination
  • Body Fat % Determination (BIA/skin caliper)
  • Arterial Stiffness Assessment
  • Pelvic Floor Disorder for Female Athletes
  • Strength Testing
  • Training Plans (Hartford Marathon Foundation referral)
  • Research Opportunities
  • Sports Performance Clinics (Hartford Marathon Foundation)

The final component of our cardiovascular performance program is a cholesterol management clinic. We use comprehensive cardiovascular risk blood panels, nutrition services, blood pressure monitoring and more to manage cholesterol and ensure peak performance.

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Specialized Services include:

  • 2D Analysis Package
  • Alter G Punch Card
  • Bridge Program
  • Dry Needling
  • FMS (Functional movement screen) and Lower Quarter Exam or Upper Quarter Exam
  • Golf Medicine
  • Massage Therapy
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • TPI Golf Screen
  • VO2 Max Cycling
  • VO2 Max Rowing
  • VO2 Max Running

For information on pricing, please call 860.972.5950

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