Sports Cardiology Program
The heart of an athlete beats strong, and yet athletes can have or develop heart and vascular disease just like anybody else. Whether you are a seasoned marathoner or are just beginning an intensive training program, Northwestern Medicine’s Sports Cardiology Program is here to support your heart and vascular health and help you meet your performance goals.
We offer a comprehensive approach to your cardiovascular care. This includes skilled clinical care sensitive to your needs as an athlete, advanced cardiovascular testing interpreted with athletes in mind and the latest treatments to work towards achieving cardiac health and safe athletic participation.
Different Athletic Types
Your heart adapts differently depending on your sport and whether you are strength- or endurance-oriented. Athletes of different ages and different performance goals have different needs. You want a cardiologist who keeps in mind your unique training background. What type of athlete are you?
- A young athlete who needs pre-participation screening
- A seasoned athlete who needs expert guidance in managing a new or existing cardiac condition
- An emerging athlete who needs guidance and evaluation before starting rigorous training
- A performance athlete who would like counseling and testing to maximize performance
A Team Approach to Sports-Oriented Care
You know how important a team is to meeting your athletic goals, and so do we. Led by co-medical directors, Micah J. Eimer, MD and R. Kannan Mutharasan, MD, the Sports Cardiology Program works within the broader context of Sports Medicine at Northwestern Medicine. We work closely with our colleagues in Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurology, and Nutrition to help provide you with comprehensive care for all your athletic needs.
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care and Clinical Research
As part of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, we diagnose and treat the entire spectrum of heart and vascular conditions. Clinical research protocols in multiple areas are ongoing, including learning about how advanced testing can help diagnose and treat the athletic heart.
Contact Us Today
To schedule an appointment in the Sports Cardiology Program, please call the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 1-866-662-8467. You can also request a first time appointment online.
For more information about the program, please contact our dedicated sports cardiology nurse, Kerri Evans, RN, who can provide additional information and answer your questions.
Last UpdateMarch 10, 2014
Among the Nation's Best
In 2013-14 U.S. News & World Report ranked our Cardiology and Heart Surgery program #12 in the nation and the highest ranked program in Illinois for the sixth straight year.