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 ]