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 ACC Member Care 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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Care of ACC's Athletic Heart Virtual: Feedback From the Twitter Community

June 23, 2020

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

On Saturday, June 20, ACC's Sports and Exercise Council led a virtual version of the Care of the Athletic Heart: From Elite to Exercise Enthusiast annual meeting. Thus far, more than 500 registrants have accessed the education, which will continue to be available on demand through the end of the year.

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Return to Play and COVID-19: Just Getting Started

May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage

While the resumption of competitive sport in the U.S. ultimately depends on public health policy, it is evident that the cardiovascular management of athletes recovering from COVID-19, including return-to-play, poses numerous and significant challenges.

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ACC’s Care of the Athletic Heart Goes Virtual

May 19, 2020

Upcoming Event

The ACC is excited to host Care of the Athletic Heart Virtual on Saturday, June 20 to give the sports cardiology community the opportunity to connect and learn from and support one another.

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