Lars Andrews

Chief Cardiac Physiologist  I  Cardiac Athletes CEO I  Author

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About the Author

As a teen Lars Andrews excelled at sports, representing Sussex in rugby and athletics and winning trophies in karate, until a broken neck changed his life. After temporary paralysis and spinal fusion surgery, doctors told him his sporting days were over. So, Lars read extensively in exercise physiology, physical therapy and psychology in order to rehabilitate himself and gained qualifications in Phys Ed., sports science, sports medicine, CPR and an MSc degree in cardiology. Over thirty-five years he has worked as a sports coach, gym health and fitness instructor, lifeguard, hospital cardiac rehab instructor and Chief Cardiac Physiologist. He worked as a sonographer for Cardiac Risk in the Young, and for British Athletics, screening athletes from Team GB prior to the London Olympic Games 2012. In 1997 he created CARDIAC ATHLETES, the world's first support group for heart patient athletes, determined they would get a better deal than he did! This web group can be found at: but also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.





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