Aztecs basketball player Dwayne Polee released from hospital


Dwayne Polee leaves Viejas Arena on a gurney after collapsing during the game

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SAN DIEGO — Dwayne Polee, who collapsed during Monday night’s San Diego State University’s basketball game, has been sent home from the hospital.

Polee suddenly tumbled to the floor during the first half in a game versus UC Riverside.

It took 15 minutes for medical personnel to prep him for his trip to the hospital.

As he left in a gurney, he waved to fans and seemed to be OK.

He was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital where he underwent a series of tests. Those results have not been made public.

One local cardiologist says Polee’s collapse could be a sign of a greater problem.

“There are instances where there are genetic predispositions, there are abnormalities in genes, abnormalities in structure of the heart where sometimes the first sign of something going wrong is someone collapsing,” said Dr. Hirsch Mehta, M.D. with the San Diego Cardiac Center and Sharp Hospital.

Polee has been cleared to resume normal activity but has not been cleared to play basketball.

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