Data question universal restriction of vigorous exercise for people with HCM
Adults with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who engaged in vigorous exercise were at no greater risk for death, cardiac arrest or other outcomes compared with those engaging in low-to-moderate-intensity physical activity.Source: Healio
Even Vigorous Exercise Appears Safe for Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: LIVE-HCM
People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), needn't be routinely advised against vigorous exercise, suggests a prospective study of patients with clinically evident or a genetic predisposition to HCM.Source: Medscape
Vigorous exercise does not increase risk of serious cardiac events in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
People with the inherited heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who exercised vigorously did not have an increased incidence of serious cardiac events during three years of follow-up.Source: News-Medical.Net
Cardiac arrests like Damar Hamlin’s are rare—but teams must be prepared
Buffalo Bills safety player Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field during Monday night’s football game versus the Cincinnati Bengals after a blow to the chest. Hamlin immediately became unresponsive, falling into cardiac arrest and prompting medical staff to start life-resuscitating measures. Liz Gardner, MD weighs in on the rarity of heart problems in impact sports but explains that teams need to be prepared.Source: Popular Science
Patient Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Physical Therapy Utilization after Uncomplicated Meniscectomy
Meniscal tears are common orthopaedic injuries that may be caused by trauma or degenerative changes in the knee joint. The extent to which physical therapy (PT) is used after meniscectomy is unknown. The objective of this study was to estimate the extent to which PT is implemented after meniscectomy and to identify factors associated with its utilization.
ACL injuries are more common for female athletes such as UConn’s Paige Bueckers. Experts explain why
Female athletes are two to eight times more likely to sustain an ACL injury compared to male athletes. While ACL injuries are most common in sports that involve pivoting and sudden movements, such as basketball and soccer, women are more likely to suffer an ACL injury no matter the level of competition. Two Yale Orthopaedic surgeons explain.Source: Connecticut Post
Yale offers free medical screening for local student-athletes
The Yale School of Medicine is inviting local student-athletes to register for a free medical screening in August – the registration deadline is July 22. The screenings are for student athletes 13 to 19 years old in New Haven, West Haven and Hamden. Yale will provide general medicine, orthopedic, neurologic and cardiac screenings, including EKGs, at no cost.Source: NPR
Yale Medicine Partners with Connecticut Whale to Provide Comprehensive Medical Care
The Connecticut Whale women’s professional hockey team announced today that Yale Medicine will provide the team with medical care. A Yale Medicine team physician will administer sports medicine pre- and post-season physicals, and provide game day medical triage and optimal athletic medicine off the ice.
Here Are The Stretches You Should Do Before Running
If you have ever made a new playlist, thrown on your favorite Lululemon gear, and laced up your running shoes, you're probably ready to get your sweat on with a long, head-clearing jog. But before hitting the pavement, take a moment to make sure you're properly warmed up. One expert gives the perfect analogy as to why.Source: The List
Healthcare is a Team Effort for Connecticut Sun
The elite players of the WNBA Connecticut Sun know that winning is a team effort. So, too, do the medical professionals from Yale New Haven Health and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital who provide an array of healthcare services to keep the players in winning form under the leadership of team physician, Michael Medvecky, MD.