What Athletes Should Know About their Hearts?
The heart is the engine that keeps blood rich with oxygen supplied to the muscles. With regular, vigorous aerobic activity, the athlete’s heart begins to change over time, growing larger and stronger with increased capacity. In the Middle East region, this area is still in its infancy, and the Cardiovascular Health issues affecting athletes are not well recognized. In addition, our region lacks specific guidelines related to the physical assessment of athletes before participation in sports.
To address this topic more firmly, ICOM Group had the pleasure to organize the “Sports Cardiology Congress – SCC” held from the 2nd till the 4th of December in the Gulf Hotel, Manama Bahrain under the patronage of H.H. Sh. Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa representative of H.M. the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs.