Louisville announcer Bob Valvano suffers heart attack

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WHAS11.com

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 21 at 7:41 PM

(WHAS11) -- University of Louisville Cardinals Basketball broadcaster Bob Valvano is resting comfortably at Jewish Hospital is Louisville after suffering a heart attack.

Valvano was walking to airport security in Louisville when, as he wrote on his facebook page, he felt a strong pain in his chest that was too strong to be acid reflux.

He said he called 911 and a fellow passenger who was a cardiologist stayed to help him until an ambulance arrived. Doctors found one vein 100% blocked and did a procedure to open it.

Valvano calls Louisville games on WHAS11 TV and ESPN broadcasts as well as radio broadcasts. He's heard locally on ESPN Radio.

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