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Jon Niese passes initial tests after rapid heartbeat

Jun 28, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

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Jon Niese, who left Saturday’s start against the Rangers with a rapid heartbeat, received some encouraging news earlier today.

Niese went through a battery of tests at Henry Ford Hospital — including an electrocardiogram, echocardiogram and a treadmill stress — all of which came back normal, according to David Waldstein of the New York Times. However, the 24-year-old will wear a heart monitor over the next 24 hours to check for any abnormalities.

Niese said after leaving Saturday’s game that he has experienced similar symptoms in the past. Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said the condition is known as tachycardia, which in layman’s terms means a fast or irregular heart rate. Naturally, the Mets won’t confirm Niese’s availability for his next start until the heart monitor is examined by doctors.

Niese is 7-6 with a 3.67 ERA and 79/32 K/BB ratio through his first 16 starts this season. He has a 2.36 ERA over his last eight starts.

  1. purdueman - Jun 29, 2011 at 4:04 AM

    Rumor has it that his rapid heartbeat was as of the result of him seeing some newly leaked nude photo’s of Rosie O’Donnell and Rosanne Barr!!! :-)

  2. Old Gator - Jun 29, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Let them pass that 38-24-35 blonde in the shorts and skimpy tank top so tight you could read the serial numbers on her implants who was sitting in the first row of field boxes between first and home and had just gotten up to go buy a beer by him again, and then check his heart rate on the machine that goes peeeeng! Betcha you get a completely different set of numbers this time.

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