As noted earlier, WWE Hall of Famer Superstar Billy Graham (real name Eldridge Wayne Coleman) was hospitalized yesterday due to double pneumonia. The NetNewsLedger reports that Graham's wife, Valerie Coleman, said that he is also beginning to show signs of the start of heart failure.
Graham had been suffering from Hepatitis C, diabetes and other health problems. He recently spent three days in the hospital recently due to a heart condition.
Amy George of the North Phoenix Heart Center posted the following about Graham's heart condition on his Facebook page:
"Atrial fibrillation is an electrical problem with the heart where ectopic electric pathways are formed making the top of the heart fibrillate instead of contract. It can go up to 400 beats per minute. Lucky the heart is smart and it only sends some of the signals to the bottom of the heart. Patient's usually present with a heart rate in the 120-140 range. Eldridge goes in and out of this rhythm. He has occasional episodes where his heart rate will become irregular and fast. This can cause shortness of breath, dizziness or lightheartedness and sometimes even chest pain. I placed Eldridge on two rate control medications so that he can go in and out of the rhythm and not have the fast rates. He is also on aspirin as a mild blood thinner. His has no coronary artery disease and his heart muscle is strong. Once again, this is purely a rhythm problem that the incidence increases with age. If he fails rate control medications or is unable to tolerate medications, atrial fibrillation ablation is an option."