(NEXSTAR) – Arizona Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt, despite experiencing atrial fibrillation just a few days ago and having his “heart go into shock and get back into rhythm,” played Sunday afternoon at the Carolina Stadium. He plans to play in a game against the Panthers.
and sunday morning tweetthe Wisconsin native said, “Wednesday I got into A-Fib, Thursday I got my heart in shock and got my rhythm back, and today I’m playing. That’s it.”
He said he learned that someone “divided some personal information about me,” and the information is expected to be reported on Sunday.
Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is an arrhythmia that occurs when the heart beats too slowly, too fast, or irregularly. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionIt may increase the risk of stroke and was determined to be the underlying cause of more than 26,000 deaths in the United States in 2019.
Watt missed practice Wednesday and Thursday.according to ESPNthe Cardinals listed his absence as a result of a “calf/illness” on the injury report.
The 33-year-old felt unwell on Wednesday and visited NFL Network doctor Ian Rapoport. reportWhen doctors determined that Watt’s heart rhythm was out of order, Watt underwent shock therapy.
Atrial fibrillation can usually be treated with medication, blood thinners, surgery, and healthy lifestyle changes. I will explain.
Watt is in his second season with the Cardinals after 10 seasons with the Houston Texans. He and his wife Kealia Ojai, a professional soccer player for the Chicago Red Stars, are expecting their first child.
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