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219 beats per minute: The day my heart short-circuited

Want to see an ER nurse panic? Ride up to the hospital on your bike, looking pro in your team kit, and tell them you’re having “a problem...

Sports cardiology, and the complex nature of heart screening for professional cyclists

In April, the cycling community was shocked by the sudden death of 23-year-old Belgian Michael Goolaerts at Paris-Roubaix after suffering...

Book excerpt: How pushing to extremes led an amateur cyclist to ventricular tachycardia

Republished with permission of VeloPress from The Haywire Heart: How too much exercise can kill you, and what you can do to protect your ...

Are elite cyclists at greater risk of heart problems?

It seems an almost regular occurrence in cycling that a rider is forced to retire as a result of heart issues. The past year has provided...

Healthy hearts: why the UCI's mandatory medical checks are important

In preparation for their 2015 season, Orica-GreenEdge last week held a training camp that saw much of the team ride from Central Victoria...

Q&A With Dr. Andre La Gerche

I have to thank Dr La Gerche for writing an excellent post yesterday . It also raised some interesting questions and discussion from some...

Exercise is good for the heart… but is there a limit?

There is no doubt that moderate exercise is good for you.  Exercise reduces your risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and some cancers...