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'Behind the Blue': Dr. Marc Paranzino discusses the new Sports Cardiology Program at UK HealthCare

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2024) — UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart and Vascular Institute is a renowned center for cardiovascular care, research and education. Established with the aim of advancing cardiovascular health, Gill stands as a comprehensive facility offering a wide range of services.

One of the notable features of the Gill Heart Institute is its new Sports Cardiology Program, led by Marc Paranzino, M.D. This program focuses on the cardiovascular health of athletes, addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals engaged in various levels of physical activity. The institute's sports cardiology initiatives extend beyond elite athletes to encompass individuals of all ages seeking to maintain an active lifestyle.

On this episode of ‘Behind the Blue,’ Dr. Paranzino discusses this new program, the evolving field of sports cardiology, and the potential it holds for improving cardiovascular health in an array of different age and activity groups.

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