About a month ago, Duane Chapman, who you may know as Dog the Bounty Hunter, appeared on the television show Dr. Oz.
The famous bounty hunter and the cardiac surgeon spoke about the death of his wife Beth Chapman.
They also spoke about his recent heart problems. It was announced that he was hospitalized after getting serious chest pains. Doctors thought it likely was a heart attack, but needed to take more tests to confirm and find out what happened.
In the segment with Dr. Oz, he had to deliver the bad news to Dog and says that his heart is like a “ticking time bomb.”
“You’re not going to be here with the heart the way it is right now,” Oz told Dog.
According to a TMZ report, Dog reveals that he has been diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism…and is near tears in this gut-wrenching video.
Now, a month later, Dr. Oz is checking in on Dog after challenging him to further investigate his condition. Surprisingly, the doctors examining his heart said it looked good, but his lung scans had Dr. Oz worried.
“It really alarmed me and I was fearful of this,” Oz told him.
On Monday’s episode of Dr. Oz, the famed surgeon went over Dog’s lung scans with him.
“You see how this normal artery here has little white middle part? But this one has a little piece missing out of it. You notice it’s white on the outside but the middle is like an eclipse, real black,” Oz told Dog. “That’s a piece of blood clot, that is actually inside the arteries of your lungs. That’s called a pulmonary embolism. The problem with these clots is when they block off the arteries, they don’t let any oxygen get to the lungs. There are plenty of folks who died from these emboli.”
Dr. Oz also showed Dog what a lung with emphysema – a disease that runs in his family – looks like, and encouraged Dog to quit smoking.
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) November 2, 2019
Watch Dr. Oz give Dog the results below.