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McGary says he hasn’t been dealing with Afib; clarifies condition

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1 minute ago, Yo_Lover said:

Lol gotta love the board doctors. We are gonna have a zombie at RT.

By refuting his UW cardiologist, aren’t you being a board doctor yourself?

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Look I'm not a doctor and don't proclaim to be I'm also not a draft guru and I'm sure some people here but tell me how dumb on being because they always know better but it wasn't very smart to trade up and draft a guy who's dealing with 2 separate heart conditions.

 Especially along the O line where most of these guys are way overweight to begin with.

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15 minutes ago, FalconsIn2020 said:

My understanding is this is s separate issue.  Kaleb has A-fib...but this is VTach which involves his lower chambers.  

He said in the ESPN video they addressed Afib before but also VTach was known about and addressed before as well.

The issue that cropped up is because the previous attempt to solve the VTach was likely not enough according to what they; the previous Docfors, told Kaleb. It just decided to resurface and cause them to try to finish the job this time...

We’ll see. But that is reassuring rather than VTach being something new and a different problem.

Vaughn’s tweet with that info forces a click on ESPN to see what Kaleb said. Maybe another reporter will tweet a non-click hungry vid.

To me, Kaleb clarified it nicely and I feel better about him moving forward.

 

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21 minutes ago, Yo_Lover said:

Lol gotta love the board doctors. We are gonna have a zombie at RT.

 

2 minutes ago, Statick said:

*laughing *** off

*wipes away tears

*laughing again:lol:

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10 minutes ago, Yo_Lover said:

Lol gotta love the board doctors. We are gonna have a zombie at RT.

No , he's not a zombie,, WE have Cominsky, Lerch  at DE and now we have Frankinstin in McGary  ,  on the OL,,   Here's to praying for good health for both and the whole team this year.. If we stay fairly healthy,, We will be in the top 4 by season end.... Yeap.. I know I've already said that... May say it again in a few weeks.. Thank you , thank you very much..

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27 minutes ago, Yo_Lover said:

Lol gotta love the board doctors. We are gonna have a zombie at RT.

Just call me Dr. Kill-Dare , :flame:

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Anyone who isnt a board certified cardiologist or, at the very last, has completed an internal medicine residency, shouldnt be expressing opinions about McGary's current status or prognosis, imo. 

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1 minute ago, droopy1592 said:

I’m staying out of this one. I don’t have the energy today. Lots of incorrect or off info in here. 

I wish people would put more stock in people who actually know wtf they are talking about, like yourself.  But alas...

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Sorry but it doesn't take being a Doctor or Rocket scientist to question the wisdom of trading back in the first round to draft a guy with a known heart condition.

I mean please this is a legit part of the discussion about this player especially considering he has already missed team activities due to the condition.

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2 minutes ago, MAD597 said:

Sorry but it doesn't take being a Doctor or Rocket scientist to question the wisdom of trading back in the first round to draft a guy with a known heart condition.

I mean please this is a legit part of the discussion about this player especially considering he has already missed team activities due to the condition.

You have literally learned nothing since probably like 1987

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12 minutes ago, DoYouSeeWhatHappensLarry said:

Anyone who isnt a board certified cardiologist or, at the very last, has completed an internal medicine residency, shouldnt be expressing opinions about McGary's current status or prognosis, imo. 

 

10 minutes ago, droopy1592 said:

I’m staying out of this one. I don’t have the energy today. Lots of incorrect or off info in here. 

This.

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16 minutes ago, DoYouSeeWhatHappensLarry said:

Anyone who isnt a board certified cardiologist or, at the very last, has completed an internal medicine residency, shouldnt be expressing opinions about McGary's current status or prognosis, imo. 

 

14 minutes ago, droopy1592 said:

I’m staying out of this one. I don’t have the energy today. Lots of incorrect or off info in here. 

:(

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For the record, I’ve tried to stick to what Kaleb himself stated or implied...

If he had ongoing heart trouble why is he cleared?

Where is the incorrect information?

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2 minutes ago, Ergo Proxy said:

For the record, I’ve tried to stick to what Kaleb himself stated or implied...

If he had ongoing heart trouble why is he cleared?

Where is the incorrect information?

Droopy is saying the incorrect info is the few in here freaking out.

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1 minute ago, Yo_Lover said:

Droopy is saying the incorrect info is the few in here freaking out.

I don’t know, I’ve lost my will to believe in the implication today...:ninja:

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https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27469704/falcons-mcgary-optimistic-heart-procedure

Falcons' McGary optimistic after heart procedure

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VAUGHN MCCLUREESPN Staff Writer2:09 PM ET3 Minute Read

FLOWERY BRANÇH, GA. -- Atlanta Falcons rookie offensive lineman Kaleb McGary, a first-round draft pick from Washington, spoke optimistically about his recovery from a heart procedure as he returned to full practice this week.

McGary underwent a cardiac ablation -- a procedure that can correct heart rhythm problems -- on July 31. It was similar to the two, minimally invasive procedures he had undergone in the past.

"Feels good to move around again, not just sit here and pick my butt all day, so it's nice,'' McGary said Monday. "It's awesome [to return]. It's been really boring just sitting through meetings and not getting to do anything at practice. The little bit of gratification you get throughout the day is gone, so it's been really awesome to get to play again.''

Asked if his recovery has come along faster than expected, McGary responded, "I wouldn't say it's faster than I thought it would be. I tried to really just keep my expectations low and just go along with what the docs say. I'm returning at the pace that the doctors say I should return at and listening to what the team tells me to do. I'm just taking it as fast or as slow as I'm told.''

McGary explained that the procedure was not an atrial fibrillation, as in the past, but a ventricular tachycardia ablation, which is a procedure to eliminate the areas of the heart where erratic electrical signals come up that result in the heart beating ineffectively.

"A-fib's been gone. It was actually a separate rhythm called v-tach which I had in college,'' McGary said. "They didn't think they quite got rid of it, so I still had a little bit. It just didn't surface until recently, for whatever reason.

"And it was a number to have to deal with it again. Of course, no one wants to go through heart surgery, whether it's minor or not. Not exactly my idea of a fun Wednesday night, you know? But, you know, it could have been a lot worse. There's not much to complain about. So, I'm happy with how things have gone and how they went. And I'm confident that they did what they could to fix the problem. Yeah, I'm happy with where I am.''

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he would determine McGary's playing status for Thursday's preseason finale at Jacksonville by Tuesday. McGary split reps at right tackle 50/50 with veteran Ty Sambrailobefore the procedure. Now, it is up in the air who will start the Sept. 8 season opener at Minnesota between Sambrailo, who has been limited by a shoulder injury, McGary and second-year player Matt Gono. Neither McGary nor Gono has started an NFL game.

"I feel comfortable with all three guys,'' offensive line coach Chris Morgan said. "All three guys are working hard. All three guys are coming along every day.''

McGary returned to light work with a helmet during the team's Aug. 19 indoor practice. His activity appeared to increased during pregame of last week's preseason matchup against the Washington Redskins.

McGary couldn't say he is definitely ready for game action.

"I mean, that's not really my call,'' he said. "I know it's a pretty boring answer, but it's just kind of the truth. I don't make those calls. I'm a football player, so I love to play football. Any chance of playing football is better than not. But I need to be smart and I need to listen to what the trainers and the doctors say. If Coach thinks that I should play, I will. If he thinks I shouldn't, then I'll sit on the sidelines supporting my brothers and helping any way that I can.''

McGary talked about what advice the doctors gave him on how to proceed from here.

"Kind of the weird thing about this stuff is unlike a legitimate injury, there's not a lot you can do necessarily to recover or really prevent, it's really just about keeping an eye on it,'' McGary said. "I did a very serious stress test and stuff like that to measure my cardiac output, CO2 levels, oxygen intake and all of that. I was told the numbers looked good. I'm sure I'll probably have to repeat that.''

How often?

"Hopefully not very many,'' McGary said. "That was a very small seat on that bike. My butt still hurts.''

The Falcons will have three new starters on the offensive line with first-rounder Chris Lindstrom at right guard, McGary, Gono or Sambrailo at right tackle, and either James Carpenter or Jamon Brown at left guard. Pro Bowl center Alex Mackanchors the line with Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Matthews the other returning starter.

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1 hour ago, DoYouSeeWhatHappensLarry said:

Anyone who isnt a board certified cardiologist or, at the very last, has completed an internal medicine residency, shouldnt be expressing opinions about McGary's current status or prognosis, imo. 

People are just commenting based on the information provided by Kaleb.  Why is that a problem?  Kaleb said this incident wasn’t A-Fib (like previous issues) but VTak. Pretty straight forward

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