Star Lotulelei gets positive reports from recent heart test
Summary of 5 articles · Updated Apr 2, 2013
The top of the first round might look a little different, with a positive medical report for Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. An unexpected finding during a test of Star Lotulelei’s heart at the NFL combine threatened to drastically lower the Utah defensive lineman’s draft standing. Star Lotulelei gets busy against UCLA. After a dominant Mar. A repeat of the echocardiogram shortly after the combine indicated that Lotulelei's heart was returning to normal range, and according to the Salt Lake Tribune report, a recent MRI showed that his heart was indeed in normal range with no long-term effects. Any NFL team interested in taking Lotulelei and the Chiefs, at No. 1 overall, certainly look like a possible fit for the 6-foot-2, 311-pound tackle will run their own check-ups on him. A combine test showed his left ventricle operating at 44 percent efficiency , but more recent tests showed an improved result, which may signal he had a virus. The release from Dr. Stehlik, a copy of which PFT has obtained, will be given to all teams, along with copies of the tests he has taken.
On the heels of a declaration from Utah team physician David Petron that defensive tackle Star Lotlulelei’s heart shows “no evidence of dysfunction” and that the muscle performed “consistently with that of highly trained athletes,” Dr. Josef Ste