- Reviewed by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing
For many people, there's no better way to spend a warm summer evening than sitting in the stands, cheering the skill and athleticism of your favorite baseball team. While baseball doesn't demand quite the same level of intense aerobic conditioning as basketball or soccer, baseball players in the major leagues are still elite, highly trained athletes, all of whom receive care from expert cardiologists.
For the Boston Red Sox — winners of nine World Series championships — that person is Dr. James Januzzi, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. You might wonder, however, whether these young men really have to worry about their heart health, given that the average age of a major league baseball player is just 30 years.
To continue reading this article, you must log in.
Subscribe to Harvard Health Online for immediate access to health news and information from Harvard Medical School.
- Research health conditions
- Check your symptoms
- Prepare for a doctor's visit or test
- Find the best treatments and procedures for you
- Explore options for better nutrition and exercise
I'd like to receive access to Harvard Health Online for only $4.99 a month.Sign Me Up
Already a member? Login ».
About the Author
Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter
About the Reviewer
Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing
As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles.
No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.