NBA icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is joining Bristol Myers and Pfizer's campaign to raise AFib awareness.

Bris­tol My­ers, Pfiz­er team up with bas­ket­ball leg­end Ka­reem Ab­dul-Jab­bar on stroke risk cam­paign

Bas­ket­ball su­per­star Ka­reem Ab­dul-Jab­bar has atri­al fib­ril­la­tion (AFib). How­ev­er, when he first ex­pe­ri­enced symp­toms, he ig­nored them. Now he’s join­ing Bris­tol My­ers Squibb and Pfiz­er’s al­ready-run­ning “No Time to Wait” cam­paign to re­mind peo­ple to take things like heart rac­ing and short­ness of breath se­ri­ous­ly.

Ab­dul-Jab­bar tells his sto­ry in a video on the cam­paign web­site, not­ing that his first symp­tom was los­ing his breath some­times when he was try­ing to walk, al­though he didn’t think it was se­ri­ous. He was at a base­ball game with friends when he fi­nal­ly couldn’t ex­ert any phys­i­cal ef­fort and went to the hos­pi­tal.

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