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Thursday Round-Up: Tyler Lockett Talks Heart Health On 'Make a Play for Your Health' Podcast

The Seahawks wide receiver opened up a heart health scare on Virginia Mason Franciscan Health's podcast as part of Heart Health Awareness Month.


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Tyler Lockett Talks Heart Health On Virginia Mason Franciscan Health's 'Make a Play for Your Health' Podcast

February is Heart Health Awareness Month, and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is committed to making sure people know the importance of heart health and how they can take steps to ensure that they are healthy. To kick things off, VMFH launched the 'Make a Play For Your Health Podcast' this week with special guest Tyler Lockett chatting with Seattle Kraken TV analyst and former NHL player JT Brown, and VMFH cardiologist Dr. Gopi Dandamudi.

During the discussion, Lockett opens up about a heart health scare that he hadn't known about until he was preparing for the NFL at the Combine, and that would put his football future in jeopardy.

"They're checking everything, they want to figure out, 'Is this guy stable? Can we draft him?' All that different stuff," Lockett said. "They were doing EKGs and different other tests, and then they came up to me and told me that my aorta was on my right side."

He didn't know what it meant at the time, but then doctors told him that it might mean he could never play football again. "It was kind of one of those things for me where it kind of put things into perspective," Lockett said. "You never want to hear there was something with your heart that may have not been on the average norm as everybody else's, but I think for me it just kind of makes you put things into a different point of view where you want to do everything you can to be healthy, to stay healthy."

Check out the full podcast episode here or watch below to hear more about Lockett's story with heart health and to learn more about how you can stay heart healthy.

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