Sports and Exercise Cardiology

The ACC’s Sports and Exercise Member Section and Leadership Council is the home for sports and exercise professionals within the ACC, advocating for and advancing the priorities of the community.


Combining a unique blend of forum and network, the Sports and Exercise Member Section serves as a College-wide resource for issues related to sports and exercise professionals. Explore these pages to find out how we do it and who we are.

Become a Member — Join Now.

Serve as a voice for your community and become a part of the Sports and Exercise Member Section today! To join, opt in on your member profile at any time, call the ACC's Resource Center at (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603 or check the box on your dues statement each Fall.

Member Benefits

The Sports and Exercise Section membership provides participants with opportunities to make a difference:

  • Network with colleagues
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Advance your career
  • Strengthen your skills
  • Expand upon your interests within the specialty

Message From the Chair

Welcome to the Sports and Exercise Member Section on!

The Section of Sports and Exercise Cardiology is dedicated to the cardiovascular care of athletes and exercising individuals of all ages, advancing the knowledge through fostering education, clinical expertise, and research.

We have been active and continue to develop projects in several areas such as: Read more >>>

  • Offering educational venues on line through our editorial team, including case discussions, blogs, and hot topics;
  • Establishing partnership with other organizations dedicated to sports medicine and cardiovascular care;
  • Advocating for the health of athletes of all ages through our Advocacy team at ACC
  • Activating a Mentorship Program through our FIT leadership;
  • Presenting our Annual Symposium in Sports and Exercise Cardiology;
  • Fostering publications in the fields of Sports and Exercise Cardiology

Please join us for exciting times ahead as we continue to substantiate the foundations and enrich the area of Sports and Exercise Cardiology!


Matthew W. Martinez, MD, FACC

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Section News

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Top 10 Key Questions Addressed at Care of the Athletic Heart 2018

November 9, 2018

Quick Reads and Recommendations

The ACC held its annual sports cardiology conference, "Care of the Athletic Heart: Contemporary Concepts, Cases and Controversies," in June 2018 with more than 150 sports cardiology and sports medicine practitioners in attendance.

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Get Connected

The ACC Sports and Exercise Cardiology subgroup on LinkedIn is an open community for those interested in exploring matters related to cardiovascular care of the athlete and exercising individuals of all ages. Participants in this community also have the opportunity to discuss needs and opportunities for sports and exercise cardiology related to education, research, development and application of standards and guidelines, and public outreach and health care policy.

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