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Bryan Heart Athlete Care is a partnership with the University of Nebraska in Athletic Cardiology and Research — is a leading-edge research center that studies student-athletes’ hearts to discover warning signs that could help predict sudden death and other serious heart issues. Our eight-member team of physicians and nurses works with athletes of all ages to assure they can safely participate in their sport.

While basketball or football players have the highest incidence of sudden death, we study athletes in many sports because each sport is unique in how it affects participants’ hearts.

For 20 years, Bryan Heart has consulted on athletic cardiology at the University of Nebraska. Bryan Heart Athlete Care began with student-athletes at the University of Nebraska and other Big Ten schools. Research findings and clinical expertise has been expanded to other groups, such as club sports, middle and high school athletes, recreational athletes and adults in general.

Former University of Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne, PhD, explains, “The cardiologists at Bryan Heart are performing longitudinal studies where they do a complete cardiology workup on many athletes. Traditionally student-athletes are given EKGs and some other rather cursory cardiovascular examinations, but they do not receive echocardiograms and other diagnostic devices.” Bryan Heart Athletic Cardiology Center is working to provide the most appropriate cardiac evaluation and treatment to athletes of all ages.







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