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
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.