Big Ten’s cardiac registry aims to study effects of COVID-19
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Big Ten’s plan to play football this fall includes trying to save lives in the future. The conference, which reversed course and announced Wednesday it would have a fall football season, is setting up a cardiac registry to study the effects COVID-19 has on athletes' hearts. The Big Ten did not point directly to myocarditis its its decision, instead emphasizing the emergence of daily, rapid-response COVID-19 testing. But the cardiac registry was noted by Big Ten leadership. It will include athletes from all sports who test positive for COVID-19 and consent to be part of the study.