Exercise, Athletics & Heart Valve Disease: What Should You Know?
Professional athletes, weekend warriors and exercise enthusiasts are often confused about the realities of a heart valve diagnosis specific to the sports they enjoy. In this video, Dr. Allan Stewart, the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Mercy Heart Institute in Miami, Florida, reveals important information about the management and treatment of heart valve disease for patients who enjoy exercise. Dr. Stewart is a heart valve expert who has performed over 5,000 cardiac procedures and more than 2,000 heart valve repair and replacement procedures. Dr. Stewart is also an endurance athlete who competes in marathons and triathlons with his heart surgery patients. (Video posted on February 1, 2022)
Dr. Allan Stewart
Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Mercy Heart Institute