Sports Cardiology

This laboratory has the unique ability to measure how much air the lungs can move, as well as how much blood the heart can pump, during exercise. Physicians and scientists do this in order to identify the precise mechanisms by which exercise performance may be limited or improved in individuals ranging from Olympic athletes to octogenarians, and/or patients with obesity, heart disease, or lung disease. A major research focus of this laboratory is the determination of how changes in lung function with aging or obesity lead to shortness of breath and reduced exercise capacity.‚Äč