Nate ‘Tiny’ Archibald: ‘My [Heart] Could Go Any Minute’

by February 20, 2018
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Hall of Fame guard Nate “Tiny” Archibald revealed that he has been living with amyloidosis—an incurable heart disease.

In a story by ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan, Archibald, 69, said that he’s been regularly volunteering for clinical trials designed to find a cure.

“What I have is really rare. There’s no pills, nothing they have found that works. I’m being tested all the time, just hoping, you know?

“My [heart] could go any minute. But I’m not ready for that. I want to be around for a long time.” […]

“What’s happening is my heart is beating too fast and too hard. There’s blockage in there and we gotta find a way to dissolve some of it. My heart is taking a pounding, and that blockage is going to cause it to malfunction.”