JACC Leadership Page: Athletes Returning to Play After COVID-19

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about the cardiovascular sequalae associated with COVID-19 infection drove discussions about the potential impact on recovered athletes returning to play. In a Leadership Page published March 8 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Eugene H. Chung, MD, FACC, chair of ACC's Sports and Exercise Cardiology Section, and Richard J. Kovacs, MD, MACC, immediate past president of the ACC and founding co-chair of ACC's Sports and Exercise Cardiology Section, reflect on current recommendations and share their thoughts on future directions regarding decision-making for returning to play in athletes recovered from COVID-19. Read more and join the sports cardiology community for the upcoming Care of the Athletic Heart Virtual, June 24 – 26, which will cover hot topics like the effects of COVID-19 in athletes.