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McIlroy says there has been overreaction to news of irregular heartbeat

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The 28-year-old was hindered by injury last season and failed to win a tournament

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy during day four of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship atSt Andrews Old Course, Fife.

Rory McIlroy feels there has been an overreaction to news he has an irregular heartbeat.

The 28-year-old endured an injury-plagued 2017 season and said in September he would subject himself to “basically a full health MOT type of thing”.

And McIlroy revealed that tests showed he has an irregular heartbeat, but insists it is not a cause for major concern.

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“The rib’s fine, no problems whatsoever,” he said in his interview with the Telegraph. “I had an MRI scan on my thoracic spine and all was OK.

“But I’ve got a bit of an irregularity with my heart that I have to keep on top of.

“I have a flat T-wave and I’ll have to get an echo (cardiogram) on my heart every six months and an MRI scan every year.

“I suffered a really bad viral infection in China 18 months ago and they told me that’s the reason that I have this thickening of my left ventricle and there’s a bit of scar tissue.

“For now, I just need to stay on top of it and have to stay fit. Hey, I was planning on doing that anyway.”

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