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“I Woke Up With Crazy Bad Chest Pains.” COVID, Young Athletes and Their Hearts

Monday, February 08, 2021 1:36 AM

Today we take a closer look at how COVID-19 may be causing heart complications among athletes. NorthShore cardiologist Dr. Jason Robin explains myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, what symptoms are concerning and when athletes can return to sports. You will also hear from athlete Sarah Barbosa, 19, who had her heart checked after suffering concerning symptoms post COVID-19.

Featured in this story is Jason Robin, MD, the Director of Cardio Oncology and leads the Sports Cardiology Division at NorthShore University HealthSystem. If you would like to learn more about NorthShore’s Cardiac programs, please call 847.86-HEART or visit