Port Adelaide midfielder Ollie Wines was subbed out of Sunday's clash with Hawthorn due to a heart issue, with the club confident the Brownlow Medal winner will be able to play this week.

During the first term, Wines came to the bench after experiencing heart palpitations, something he'd encountered before.

The Power midfielder was previously diagnosed with a heart condition after experiencing a similar issue in a 2022 match.

Speaking on the matter back in 2022, Wines said the "rhythm issue" was common among elite athletes.

"It's more a heart rhythm issue that is pretty common in elderly people and elite athletes," Wines said.

"Once it was explained to me it was very reassuring and there's not too many long-term effects."

Power GM of Football Chris Davies provided an update on Wines during the half-time break.

"He obviously had some heart palpitations," Davies said.

"Told the doctor, tried to settle him down. Couldn't get it done so subbed him out.

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"He's had some other situations at training and that one in the game a couple years ago now and he's well aware of the issue and when it confronts him.

"I wouldn't put some weeks around it.

"He's got some medication for it. Let's hope he's up and okay.

Speaking after a thrilling one-point win over Hawthorn, coach Ken Hinkley stated the club is confident Wines will be able to play in Round 11 against North Melbourne.

Hinkley said the issue is something Wines has dealt with on multiple occasions over the past few years, both in games and at training.

"Ollie has dealt with this condition for a while now. It's an issue in-game when it happens because you have to treat him and to do that you have to take him out of the game," Hinkley said.

"Ollie is actually well. It's not something that he can't handle.

"He's had it happen twice now in games, it's happened before at training. And he's really comfortable, he's really calm about it.

"You can imagine when something like that is going on it can be a little bit rattling.

"But he's experienced it now, he knows exactly what happens and that everything is okay. We expect Ollie will play next week."