Van Pelt, 55, tweeted about the incident during the College Football Playoff National Champions Game on Monday night. He should be on the air for his late-edition show after the game. SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt.
Jan. 11 (News) – Long-time ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt has a heart problem, but feels “OK” and is at home, he wrote on Twitter.
“I’m stunned to miss one of my favorite shows of the year, but I’m glad to be fine and home again this afternoon after a little medical scare,” Van Pelt tweeted.
Van Pelt thanked the Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., And the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department for their care. He said his heart was “a little out of whack” due to SVT, or supraventricular tachycardia, a condition in which the heart beats much faster than normal.
The condition may require treatment if people experience symptoms. Van Pelt called his experience “spooky”.
Van Pelt joined ESPN in 2001. He also contributes to College GameDay and ESPN radio platforms. He has been hosting his late night show since 2015.