The Heart Condition Behind LaMarcus Aldridge Surprise Retirement - Doctor Explains

LaMarcus Aldridge shocked the basketball world this morning by announcing his retirement due to a heart condition that has bothered him his entire career. He was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White during his rookie season with the Portland Trailblazers, a congenital heart condition that puts you at risk of abnormal heart beats. In this video we'll explain what this is and review the anatomy and function of the heart.



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