Chinanu Onuaku to undergo heart rhythm correction procedure

Chinanu Onuaku to undergo heart rhythm correction procedure

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The University of Louisville says forward/center Chinanu Onuaku will undergo a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue known as Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome.

"After an extensive physical with the NBA doctors over the last few days, they noticed a situation that will require a minor procedure that will keep me off of the court for approximately 7 to 10 days," said Onuaku in a statement released by the university. "After the 7  to 10 day window, I will be ready to start my workouts again in pursuit of my NBA dreams."

According to information from the National Institute of Health, WPW is a condition in which there is an extra electrical pathway of the heart and can lead to periods of rapid heart rate, otherwise known as tachycardia.

The university says the procedure is being done at a hospital in Chicago.

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