Focus on Sports Medicine
About This Show
Today's athletes are able to become stronger and faster than ever before, and people are staying active and exercising until later in life. The latest strides in sports medicine are helping people stay healthy, active and strong. Experts in the field of sports medicine discuss the latest advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries. Tune in to find out what you need to know to help your patients stay active.
Most Recent Episode
How Regular Exercise Can Help Reverse Cardiac Aging
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP
Guest: Benjamin Levine, MD, FACC
Poor fitness in middle age is a strong predictor of a person’s future risk of heart failure. Prolonged exercise training, including a regular routine of high-intensity and moderate-intensity workouts, can forestall the effects of sedentary aging by preventing increased left ventricular stiffness. Dr. Benjamin Levine joins host Dr. Brian McDonough to talk about how regular exercise training may provide protection against the sedentary aging of the heart by preventing an increase in cardiac stiffness. Dr. Levine is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Director of Autonomic Function and Cardiopulmonary Clinics at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
Episodes of This Show
Jul 6, 2017