Sports in the Elderly: Our Duty to Assure Safety and Provide Guidance

In a recent post on the ACC in Touch Blog, Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD, MACC, discusses current research on the continued prevalence of the elderly in running races and the safety of exercise in older patients. “The older athletes don’t compete with the front runners, but remain committed to participating and competing among their peers or just improving their ‘personal best’... How should we approach the older man or woman who wants to exercise, or to continue exercising as a part of their daily life, with atherosclerotic risk and ischemia the major concern?” Read more on the ACC in Touch Blog and check out the latest science in the Sports and Exercise Cardiology Clinical Topic Collection.