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Friday, July 20, 2018

Pacquiao diagnosed with a heart problem before his fight with Matthysse



Senator Manny Pacquiao. Image credit to CNN Philippines
Senator Manny Pacquiao, who will be turning 40 in December intends to fight on and defend his title after his fight with Matthysse, in spite of his medical condition.

On July 8, a day before he and his team left for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ,Pacquiao was rushed to the Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital in Manila due to breathing problems during training sessions, according to Pacquiao's information officer Aquiles Zonio.

According to Zonio, “Nobody knew about this — not even a single member of his training team or immediate members of his family.”

“He didn’t want any member of his family to worry, the reason why he kept it to himself,” he added.
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Pacquiao said, “I was required to run on a treadmill then an ECG was conducted. The result was quite amazing. The result showed that my heart rate and rhythm improve as my physical activity increases,” 

“The entire medical procedure was finished around 3 a.m. on July and at around 7 a.m., we flew back to General Santos. Those who were with me were saddened and crying. But I told them, don’t worry, I’ll be okay and I’ll do everything to win the fight,” he added.


Senator Manny Pacquiao. Image credit to CNN Philippines
According to Zonio, Pacquiao went on a angiogram procedure, which led to the discovery of a heart problem.

Zonio said Pacquiao decided not to notify his training team and even his family about his medical condition “to avoid demoralization.”



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Source: PhilStar