NBA, Columbia University partner on cardiac program

athletes throughout their career and after they retire to understand what happens to their heart over time.

“It’s important when you analyze an athlete, there’s a different frame of reference,” Engel said. “What we’ve put out there now will provide people a frame of reference to compare their athletes, whether they’re white or black of 7-foot-1or 6-foot-3. We’ve already gotten a lot of very positive feedback not only from team physicians in the NBA but other sports medicine doctors around the country.”