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I am not a cardiologist but…

… the news that John Fetterman needs a pacemaker comes as no surprise to me, mostly because it sounds like he has a similar condition to the one my dad had.

Up front, my dad didn’t have heart disease. But he did have a little extra cardiac tissue that used to trip the light fantastic on occasion. It’s one of the reasons he avoided caffeine. He wasn’t a smoker. He didn’t even drink that much. Wasn’t morbidly obese. It was just this thickening of one of the walls in his heart that was problematic and it was a problem he had for a long time, maybe since childhood. It had a long name that started with idiopathic something or other.

Anyway, every now and then, his heart would have an arrhythmia incident. A couple of times, he had to go to the hospital for a defibrillation. He was put on blood thinners to prevent clots and eventually had a pacemaker installed. Those were the days before they had the pacemaker defibrillator combo. He died before they came out but he didn’t die from a heart problem or a stroke.

I’m going to assume that everyone and their brother is going to freak out about Fetterman’s pacemaker on TV and in every media outlet. Did he tell us EVERYTHING? Is he really healthy?

Please.

Dick Cheney’s heart was on its last legs when he was elected VP. It had been trying to escape his body for years without success and rebelled in the only way it could. (no offense, Liz.) Cheney had several debilitating heart attacks before he ran with Bush. No one batted an eye and Fetterman’s problem is nothing like that.

Millions of people have pacemakers with the defibrillator gizmanoid.

I’m more concerned with Fetterman’s poll position on the ballot (he was 4th name down) than what’s going on with his heart.

Let’s stop making Jawn’s pacemaker the new Hillary e-mails news story of 2022. Some people are never going to let go of the conspiracy theory that “he didn’t tell us everything about his heart”.

It’s going to be either John Fetterman and his pacemaker or some creepy GOP nutcase that makes Trump look like a moderate in that senate seat. We already know what to expect from the MAGA candidates and the GOP front runner was caught on tape marching to the Capitol on January 6, 2021. THAT’S the story.

Focus people.

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