West Coast great Peter Matera needs one more stent inserted after suffering a heart attack on Sunday.

The incident happened while the 53-year-old was chopping wood on his family farm in Echuca.

Matera’s heart attack scare comes after a series of tragic heart attacks among Australia’s sporting royalty.

Former Test stars Shane Warne and Rod Marsh died in March, while ex-WA cricketer Ryan Campbell is lucky to be alive after suffering a cardiac arrest in April.

Unfortunately, it’s also caused anti-vaxxers to make the connection that these heart attacks are caused by vaccines… all without knowing a single thing about an individual’s history or health status.

So, in the spirit of doing our own research, Clairsy & Lisa asked the one place that would know if there really has been an uptick of heart attacks in this group of men since the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines: The Heart Foundation.

What they told us blew our minds… could having the COVID-19 vaccine actually protect our hearts?

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Meanwhile, Matera’s younger brother, former Eagle Phil, urged people to get a check-up with their doctor to avoid a similar fate.