An Index to All of My Posts and Articles (Through 2012)


Here’s an index or Table of Contents for the best 112 of my blog posts and online articles.  I’ll try to post an updated index each January.

Resources for the Athlete

Useful Website:  Recipe Blog
Ironheart Racing Team–An Organization with Heart
A Book Recommendation:  General Medical Conditions in the Athlete  An Online Patient Support Community
Book Recommendation:  Heart 411
10 Credible Online Health Resources
A Useful Resource:
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association
Interesting Facts:  Causes of Death

Heart Anatomy and Physiology

Cardiac Arrest?  Heart Attack?  Heart Failure?
The Triathlete’s Heart
Nine Interesting Facts About the Athlete’s Heart
Heart Rate and Recovery….and Heart Rate Recovery (HRR)
Does the Heart Get Tired?

Athlete’s Heart

In the Medical Journals:  Athlete’s Heart and Cardiovascular Care of the Athlete
Do You Have “Athlete’s Heart”?

Athletes and Preventive Care

Who Needs a Doctor?
How to Find a Doctor (For Athletes)
Six Tips for Athletes to Reduce the Cost of Preventive Medical Care
Who’s Got the Bacon?
What is Your Blood Telling You?
The Skinny on Your Cholesterol
Spring Check-Up
Some Thoughts on Ideal Heart Health
Five Questions for Your Doctor
Caution!  Five Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore
More on Laboratory Screening in Athletes
In the News:  Get an EKG?
Some Useful Resolutions
What is Your Risk?
In the News:  Do Your Kids Have Heart Disease?
In the News:  Forecasting the Effects of Obesity and Smoking on U.S. Life Expectancy
Useful Article:  8 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease
In the News:  Cardiac Screening for High School Athletes
In the News:  Preparticipation Screening for Student Athletes

Medications and the Athlete

Viagra:  Does It Improve Athletic Performance?
Heart Medications, WADA, and the Athlete
A Primer on EPO
In the News:  Athletes and Vitamins
Think Twice About NSAIDs
Athletes and Statins
In the News:  NSAIDs and Cardiovascular Risk
An Aspirin a Day?

Exercise and the Heart

Exercise is Good!
The Athlete’s Cardiac Paradox
Inspirational Videos
Can Too Much Exercise Harm the Heart?
Do Cyclists (And Perhaps Triathletes) Live Longer?
Short-term and Long-term Injury to the Heart with Exercise
More on Long-term Cardiac Risks of Endurance Sport
Don’t Stop Running Yet!:
Ironman and Heart Health:  My Take on Things
In the News:  Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory
In the News:  Some Good News for Endurance Athletes
In the News:  Coronary Plaque Buildup in Marathoners
In the News:  Hidden Benefits of Exercise
In the News:  Why Do Athletes Live Longer?
In the News:  Acute Effects of Marathoning on the Heart

Specific Heart Problems and the Athlete

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Aortic Stenosis and Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
Syncope–Part 1
Syncope–Part 2
Atrial Fibrillation in Athletes (In a Nutshell)
Swimming Induced Pulmonary Edema (SIPE)
More on Swimming Induced Pulmonary Edema (SIPE)
Skip a Beat Lately?
Athletes and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
Two Stories, Two Endings
Athletes and Cardiac Pacemakers
Looking For Athletes With an ICD
Don’t Play If….Part 1
Don’t Play If….Part 2:  Heart Valve Problems
Cyclist’s Account of Atrial Fibrillation
Another Heart Transplant Triathlete
In the News:  Atrial Fibrillation in Cross Country Skiers
Athletes and High Blood Pressure
Coronary Artery Disease:  The Essentials

Sports-Related Sudden Cardiac Death and Event Safety Planning

Useful Information for Event Directors
Cardiac Arrest  During Long-distance Running Races:  A New Report
Race Safety and USA Triathlon
Recent Triathlon Deaths
In the Medical News:  Sports-related Sudden Death in the General Population
In the News:  Sudden Cardiac Death in NCAA Athletes
Commotio Cordis:  A Surprising Cause of Sudden Death in Athletes
Heart Attack at Tri Camp:  A Story for Camp Planners to Remember
Triathlon-Related Deaths–The Facts and What You Should Know
You Could Be the Hero!
Marathon Safety
Open Water Swim Safety:  Fran Crippen and Recommendations from USA Swimming
Pulmonary Embolism Kills Triathlete
USA Triathlon Fatality Incidents Study
Wrap-Up From USAT RD Symposium 2013
Triathlete Death During 2009 Ironman Canada
Athletes, Sudden Death, and CPR
Cold Weather and Sudden Death in Marathon
In the News:  Detroit Marathon Deaths
Follow-Up:  Detroit Marathon Deaths
In the News:  Preventing Sudden Death in Athletes

Vascular System

Everything I Know (and Don’t Know) About Compression Garments–Part 1
Everything I Know (and Don’t Know) About Compression Garments–Part 2
In the News:  Link Between Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Coronary Artery Disease

Famous Athletes with Heart Disease

Jack LaLanne, Fitness Enthusiast, 1914-2011
Gyorgy Kolonics, Sprint Canoer, 1972-2008
Fabrice Muamba, Soccer Player, 1988-
Micah True, Ultra-runner, 1954-2012
Normann Stadler, Heart Surgery, and You
Darryl Kile, Professional Baseball Player, 1968-2002
Reggie Lewis, NBA Player, 1965-2003
Jim Fixx, Runner, 1932-1984
Flora (“Flo”) Hyman, Volleyvall Player, 1954-1986
Ryan Shay, Marathoner, 1979-2007

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