A few months ago the Leaf’s new goaltender underwent two rounds of treatment for a “heart condition”. I was surprised to see his specific problem receive so little mention in the sports press. For you Toronto fans, of which I am not – Deeeeetroit, here is a look at what his heart condition was.
The monster’s condition was a cardiac arrythmia – a problem within the electrical conduction system of the heart. Most probably atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVRT). AVRT is just a big scary medicalese acronym. I will explain first with an example of how a normal heart beat works.