ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt announced during Monday’s CFP national championship that he would not take his normal postgame “SportsCenter” anchor chair, citing a “medical scare.”
The longtime “SportsCenter” host made the announcement on Twitter that his “heart got a little out of whack,” but that he’s “fine now” and home from the hospital.
Van Pelt referenced “SVT,” which is short for supraventricular tachycardia, according to the Mayo Clinic. It defines the condition as “an abnormally fast or erratic heartbeat that affects the heart’s upper chambers.”
Per the Mayo Clinic:
“A normal heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per minute. A heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute is called a tachycardia. During an episode of SVT, your heart beats about 150 to 220 times per minute, but it can