S2 EPISODE 38 - NBA Pre-Season, The Athlete Heart & Cardiovascular Disease w/ Tony Manci MS

Season 2 Episode 38, Dr. Bubbs talks heart health, cardiovascular screening and the “athlete heart” with clinical physiologist Tony Manci MS. In this episode, Tony will discuss hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and sudden cardiac death in athletes, the difference between “athlete’s heart” and heart disease, and outlines an NBA pre-season cardiovascular screen. Tony also discusses the impact of a sedentary lifestyle on heart and vascular health, highlights modifiable risk factors to reduce your likelihood of heart disease, and shares his favourite strategies to build aerobic fitness. He also talks about the power of habits and the evolution of HCM research.

Summary of Episode

3:00 – Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) – Athlete’s Heart

5:00 – Athlete’s Heart vs. Vascular Disease

12:45 – NBA pre-season screening protocols

14:30 – Bruce Protocol

18:00 – Beneficial changes to aerobic training

22:00 – Sedentary lifestyle impacts on heart health

25:00 – Tony’s thought on heart health nutrition

30:00 – Tips for starting a client on heart health aerobic session

35:45 – The challenge of building habits

38:20 – Evolution of athlete heart research

 

Research Paper

High-Intensity Interval Training, Solutions to the Programming Puzzle : Part I: Cardiopulmonary Emphasis.

  

About Tony Manci MS

A Clinical Exercise Physiologist from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse. Manci is an expert in cardiovascular physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology and has 13 years of experience which includes working with professional sports teams – like the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks – as well as testing and educating cardiac patients. Follow Tony Manci on Twitter