Episode 49

Episode 49: Post-Covid 19 myocarditis/Khem Suthiwan

Returning to training after Covid-19 seems like it should only be a matter of waiting for symptoms to resolve. Unfortunately for many this takes a really long time and for others, an insidious, underlying issue may remain even when other symptoms have all disappeared. Myocarditis or inflammation of the heart is a recognized complication of Covid infection and can be fatal in athletes in whom it is unrecognized. I review the recommendations on safe return to training after infection in the context of this potential complication. Khem Suthiwan is triathlete, triathlon coach and ambassador for the Ironman and USAT Foundations and has an impressive career in the sport not only as an athlete but in helping many, many others find their own potential. She joins me to talk about her experiences and what motivates her to motivate others.

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The TriDoc Podcast, triathlon and health in one place
A fresh take on all things triathlon with a special focus on health and wellness topics. Train hard, train healthy.

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Jeffrey Sankoff

Jeff Sankoff is an emergency physician, multiple Ironman finisher and the TriDoc. Jeff owns TriDoc Coaching and is a coach with LifeSport Coaching. Living in Denver with his wife and three children, Jeff continues to race triathlons while producing the TriDoc podcast.
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Maddy Pesch

Maddy is a professional triathlete and coach for Team Sirius. In 2020 she joined the TriDoc podcast as an indomitable intern and has an outsized role in preparing the information used in each episode's medical segment.