François Carré, MD, PhD is sport’s cardiologist in the University Hospital of Rennes and professor in cardiovascular physiology and exercise physiology at the Department of Medical Physiology, University of Rennes, France.
He is the chief of the Medical Department of Sport’s Medicine at the University Hospital of Rennes, France, and the deputy director of the Research Team INSERM U1099 (National Institute of Health and Scientific Research). He was during 4 years the elected secretary of the Sport’s Cardiology of the European Preventive Cardiology Association from the European Society of Cardiology. He has been the chairman elected of the section of cardiac rehabilitation and sport’s cardiology from the French Society of Cardiology and chairman of the private association Club des Cardiologues du sport. He is an expert cardiologist with the French federations of athletics, football, cycling, rugby and sailing. Professor Carré is the chief editor of a French journal concerning the sport’s cardiology untitled: “Cardio & Sport”.
His research activities concern the autonomic and cardiovascular responses and adaptations to physical training in sedentary people, cardiac patients and athletes. He has published more than 150 scientific articles and ten books concerning mainly the sport’s cardiology with several papers concerning: (i) the ECG specific patterns in relation with autonomic adaptations to physical training, (ii) heart rate variability alterations induced by moderate and high level of physical training, and (iii) cardiovascular limits of athlete’s heart.