‘Master’ footballers ignoring heart health
The University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital conducted a study to analyse the cardiac knowledge and beliefs of higher-risk amateur football groups.
Researchers found cardiac risk to be extremely high among footballers of the ‘masters’ age which is 35 years and older with one in five players experiencing one or more cardiac symptoms.
Professor Geoffrey Tofler at the Preventative Cardiology at Sydney Medical School is a practising cardiologist and senior author of this research paper. He joined Daily host Oscar Bryne to discuss this further.
To find out more about the survey results, have a read of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ peer-reviewed journal The Internal Medicine Journal.