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Michigan State coach has heart attack after OT win over Notre Dame

Michigan State Coach Mark Dantonio suffered a heart attack after the Spartans' overtime victory over Notre Dame on Saturday and underwent a procedure in which a stent was inserted to bypass a blocked artery.

Hours after the Spartans beat the Fighting Irish 34-31 with a TD off a fake field goal attempt, Dantonio, 54, was hospitalized in East Lansing, Mich. He reportedly was "resting comfortably" and was expected to fully recover. Offensive coordinator Don Treadwill will assume the head coaching duties with Dantonio expected to be hospitalized for several days.

"He is young, in excellent shape, and the damage to his heart was minimal," Chris D'Haem, the interventional cardiologist who performed the procedure, said in a statement released by the university. "Coach Dantonio made the right decision to come in and get checked out immediately."

By Cindy Boren  | September 19, 2010; 1:29 PM ET
 
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