Athletes with cardiovascular disease to compete in World Heart Games in May

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On May 20 and 21 in Charlotte, athletes with a previous cardiovascular disease diagnosis or cardiovascular risk factors will compete in the 2016 World Heart Games.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which sponsors the World Heart Games, announced the athletes would compete in the following events:

  • Bocce
  • Table Tennis
  • Golf Putting
  • Bowling
  • Prediction Walk, Jog, Bike, Row and Swim
  • Basketball
  • Game of Knowledge
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Softball throw
  • Soccer Shoot
  • Golf Tournament
  • Pickle Ball
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Beanbag Toss

The ACSM said that physicians, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals could participate, as well.

Click here for more details on the event and to register.