I am a cardiology doctor currently working in the research department of St Georges Hospital, London. We are currently investigating the effects of long term high intensity exercise in the older (veteran) female athlete and are looking for healthy athletes to volunteer.

This study is recruiting healthy women aged >40 years old who have been exercising for most of their life and at least >10 years. Participants should have no history of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or history of smoking.

It is a safe and non-invasive study and does not involve any experimental drugs or procedures. It offers the participants an opportunity to undergo free and comprehensive heart tests, which would cost more than 2000 if done privately. The tests will include heart tracings, heart ultrasound scans, exercise fitness tests (VO2 max), heart MRI and CT scans.

For a more detailed description of our study including what it involves and the inclusion/exclusion criteria please email me at spapathe@sgul.ac.uk

Thank you in advance,

Stathis Papatheodorou