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


Join the ACC and HRS For AFib Awareness Twitter Chat

August 26, 2019

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

The ACC (@ACCinTouch) and the Heart Rhythm Society (@HRSonline) are partnering to mark AFib Awareness Month with a Twitter chat on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. ET. Use the hashtags #AFibAwareness and #LifestyleAndAFib to ask questions, share knowledge and have your say!

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FIT Perspectives: ACC’s Care of the Athletic Heart 2019

July 26, 2019

Educational Opportunities

Sports cardiology experts from around the world convened at ACC's Care of the Athletic Heart course last month to provide contemporary care and practice management strategies needed to care for patient athletes.

Eugene H. Chung, MD, FACC

Sport Recommendations For Athletes With Cardiomyopathies, Myocarditis, Pericarditis

July 26, 2019

Quick Reads and Recommendations

In a recent article, Eugene H. Chung, MD, FACC, provided key points to remember from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology Position Statement on recommendations for participation in competitive and leisure sport in athletes with cardiomyopathies, myocarditis and pericarditis.

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