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Carlos Silva scheduled for a heart catheterization

Aug 6, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

Carlos Silva left Monday’s Cubs-Rockies game after suffering shortness of breath and was subsequently diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat.  ESPN Chicago’s Bruce Levine reports today that Silva will have a cardiac catheterization on Monday to determine if he needs a cardiac ablation.

I don’t really know what those things are, but Levine provides us some nice context: Mark DeRosa had both a catheterization and an ablation a couple of years ago and was back in action in relatively short order.  Obviously no way of telling if Silva will be on the same track.

Here’s hoping one of 2010’s more improbably comeback stories gets a chance to continue.

  1. BC - Aug 6, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    I don’t know what cardiac catheterization or cardiac ablation is, but it doesn’t sound good.

  2. Buccofan - Aug 6, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    The docs run a catheter into your heart and have a look-see. It’s a routine procedure, but no picnic. Any time they’re putting things where they don’t normally belong…

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