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Harbaugh having heart procedure

I think that many of you are jumping the gun. I'm betting that this is PURELY diagnostic at this point. Likely an electrophysiology study.

Linky - http://www.bch.org/cardiac-care/arrhythmia-electrophysiology.aspx
R.I.P Harbaugh
I would have a heart attack watching not one but TWO fake punts work in an important game. Hopefully it's not a major heart issue and that he is standing on the sidelines monday!
so who said that we should win the super bowl this year because Jim will get a stroke soon?
i think someone wrote this during one of the previous games
Harbs was probably yelling at the nurse for not getting the IV in right away, while informing the doctor that his mere human instruments were not going to cut through his skin. He is, after all, "the tough as a two-dollar steak" coach. God speed coach, the game of life trumps football everyday of the week.
[ Edited by fropwns on Nov 15, 2012 at 1:21 PM ]
Originally posted by NCommand:
Man, prayers as anything can happen with the heart! Heal up Harbaugh. If this team played with your heart, we'd be unstoppable...but don't take that literally please.

Agree. Speedy and healthy recovery.
Originally posted by Wodwo:
What a pansy.

Lott would just cut it off and get back on the field.

C'mon, Harbaugh!

Seriously, it's not like he plays anymore! Just make it through the game and claim a new heart out of Lovie's chest. You keep what you kill.
I HATE how some are reporting "surgery". Working in the medical field, I can think of several things off the top of my head that are cardiac procedures that aren't anywhere nearly as invasive as surgery. A "minor procedure" is just that...

I don't know if he had SVT or had AF(atrial fibrillation) where some ventricular beats get thru and others don't, incredibly common. The atrium just "flutters" instead of beating regularly. Symptoms can include "feeling weak, feeling ill") but in serious cases, not enough atrial beats get thru to the ventricle and you start getting oxygen starved in your brain....and you feel woozy, or act differently, usually because of less oxygen to brain. If AF(atrial fib), Harbaugh could have had times when he felt tired or woozy and less oxygen was getting to his brain. I bring this up because:

during the 2 games we lost, and the one we tied, it just seemed like Coach wasn't himself,and I half wondered if he was alright upstairs. If he has irregualar heart beat, he actually could have "not been himself"...ie, brain was starved for oxygen, and he would under those circumstances, do things he normally wouldn't do. I wondered after the second loss if he was okay physically, because he sure coached like a different guy than he had before. A number of patients I have had in yrs past had cardiac pacemakers put in and did fine. Actually this scenario would fit what happened 3 times now since the first loss. Could also just be coincidence...and that is if he has AF. If he has SVT, then that is a different ball of wax....and right now, before any of us sees a posted medical report by the team on Coach, no one will know for sure exactly what happened.

Strange tho, that we lose 2. 5 games and the coach has cardiac irregularities. Are they related? Well, we'll see.

For the record, irregular heart beat is very common, esp among older persons. The two situations noted above are not the ONLY possibilites, as there are others. Best thing, is just to wait for an official medical report and then we should know. No report I saw mentioned Lt arm or chest pain, no shortness of breath, just "feeling ill". That is not a diagnosis but rather a symptom. Let's wait and see what really happened.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Nov 15, 2012 at 2:31 PM ]
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
R.I.P Harbaugh

NO!!!!!! DON'T SAY THAT!!! :(
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Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
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Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
R.I.P Harbaugh

Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
I don't know if he had SVT or had AF(atrial fibrillation) where some ventricular beats get thru and others don't, incredibly common. The atrium just "flutters" instead of beating regularly. Symptoms can include "feeling weak, feeling ill") but in serious cases, not enough atrial beats get thru to the ventricle and you start getting oxygen starved in your brain....and you feel woozy, or act differently, usually because of less oxygen to brain. If AF(atrial fib), Harbaugh could have had times when he felt tired or woozy and less oxygen was getting to his brain. I bring this up because:

during the 2 games we lost, and the one we tied, it just seemed like Coach wasn't himself,and I half wondered if he was alright upstairs. If he has irregualar heart beat, he actually could have "not been himself"...ie, brain was starved for oxygen, and he would under those circumstances, do things he normally wouldn't do. I wondered after the second loss if he was okay physically, because he sure coached like a different guy than he had before. A number of patients I have had in yrs past had cardiac pacemakers put in and did fine. Actually this scenario would fit what happened 3 times now since the first loss. Could also just be coincidence...and that is if he has AF. If he has SVT, then that is a different ball of wax....and right now, before any of us sees a posted medical report by the team on Coach, no one will know for sure exactly what happened.

Strange tho, that we lose 2. 5 games and the coach has cardiac irregularities. Are the related? Well, we'll see.
my oldman had afib and got a pacemaker. Symptoms sound the same. I hope hes able to continue as coach. My dad had a permanet fall off in energy after he went through it.