November 13, 2021

La La Anthony Opens Up About Heart Condition That Sent Her To The Emergency Room

La La Anthony Opens Up About Heart Condition That Sent Her To The Emergency Room

La La Anthony becomes transparent about her health and reveals that she was in the emergency room due to a heart condition.

In an interview, the actress stated that she was diagnosed with premature ventricular contraction better known as PVC. This is a condition that causes the heart to overwork. 

“I felt my heart racing all the time, but because it’s all I ever really knew, I didn’t even know that it was necessarily something wrong,” La La said.  “I just thought, ‘Oh, you just feel your heart racing sometimes because you’re working too much, you haven’t slept, you’re stressed.’ You know, we, especially Black people, like to self-diagnose. We got all the answers.”

She also explained that the doctors were very concerned about her after her diagnosis. “Within a 24-hour period, they said my heart was beating 30,000 extra beats more than the average person. It was going fast constantly. Your heart is a muscle. If a muscle is working so hard all the time, eventually the muscle will get weak and cause a heart attack, stroke, death, whatever it is.” 

Since being diagnosed with PVC, La La has undergone surgery to help fix the problem when the medication wasn’t enough thanks to her 14-year-old son who insisted she calls her doctors because “she wasn’t looking like herself.” 

“Life is short. We’ve learned that from the pandemic. We learned that from being in quarantine. You want to be able to live it to the fullest, and you don’t want something that can easily be corrected to be the reason why you’re not able to enjoy life or be there for your family or your friends. Use me as an example of why not to wait.”