The Michigan Medicine Sports Cardiology Clinic offers a full range of services targeted toward individuals of all levels of activity — from recreational to professional.
Our Sports Cardiology patients benefit from the collaboration of our multidisciplinary team that includes doctors within sports cardiology as well as specialty cardiologists from the Frankel Cardiovascular Center.
Who Should See a Sports Cardiologist?
Sports cardiology patients include athletes or highly active individuals with:
- Symptoms of cardiovascular disease, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, syncope or change in exercise capacity. Patients may or may not have a previous diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.
- A history of cardiovascular disease who are seeking guidance and reassurance in managing their cardiovascular disease and exercise goals.
- Results from recent screening tests (e.g., ECG and echocardiogram) who are seeking further interpretation or a second opinion.
Sports Cardiology Services
Our Sports Cardiology Clinic provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment recommendations for athletes of all ages and all levels. Our doctors work with patients to understand the full spectrum of each patient’s needs and provide targeted services, including:
- Pre-screening for exercise participation
- Evaluation of potential cardiac symptoms
- Evaluation of changes in athletic performance, including cardiopulmonary testing, cardiovascular testing, and review of medications
- Referrals to other subspecialties as needed
- Risk assessment for sudden cardiac death
- Evaluation of older people who wish to return to athletic activity
We also collaborate with other U-M services, including Family Medicine, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, NeuroSport and MedSport.
Multidisciplinary Sports Cardiology Team
Eugene H. Chung, M.D., an electrophysiologist (heart rhythm specialist), has launched the Michigan Medicine Sports Cardiology Clinic in conjunction with a world-class team of cardiovascular specialists at the U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center.
Led by Dr. Chung, our team provides extensive expertise in the following areas:
- Syncope (loss of consciousness) or near syncope during or after physical exertion
- Chest pain, pressure or discomfort experienced during or after physical exertion
- Excessive fatigue or shortness of breath on exertion
- Heart palpitations and cardiac arrhythmic conditions, including supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), Wolff Parkinson White (WPW) syndrome, atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), and ventricular tachycardia
- ECG/EKG abnormalities
- Inherited cardiomyopathies
- Athlete’s heart condition (within normal physiology) changes
We coordinate patient care with a variety of experts:
- Sports medicine practitioners (trainers and physicians)
- Family Medicine and Internal Medicine physicians
- Physical therapists
- Exercise physiologists
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment for a sports cardiology evaluation, call the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Call Center at 888-287-1082 or email us at CVCCallCtr@med.umich.edu. Visit our Make an Appointment page for more information about what to expect when you call us.