“I Woke Up With Crazy Bad Chest Pains.” COVID, Young Athletes and Their Hearts

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By JONATHAN HILLENBRAND and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Today we take a closer look at how COVID-19 may be causing heart complications among athletes. NorthShore cardiologist Dr. Jason Robin explains myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, what symptoms are concerning and when athletes can return to sports. You will also hear from athlete Sarah Barbosa, 18, who had her heart checked after suffering concerning symptoms post COVID-19.

Featured in this story is Jason Robin, MD, the Director of Cardio Oncology and leads the Sports Cardiology Division at NorthShore University HealthSystem. If you would like to learn more about NorthShore’s Cardiac programs, please call 847.86-HEART or visit www.northshore.org/heart

Produced by Carolyn Starks

Edited by Jon Hillenbrand

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