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Jon Niese’s rapid heartbeat will not cause him to miss a start

Jun 4, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

As we mentioned this morning, Mets starter Jon Niese left Sunday’s game after six shutout innings due to dizziness and a rapid heartbeat. This is the second time that has happened in two seasons.  But, as Adam Rubin reports, the doctors say Niese can make his next start:

Based on my minutes and minutes of Internet research, this would presumably involve small incisions and endoscopes to deliver electricity to the heart to — warning: technical term — schnootzie it back into proper speed and rhythm and shouldn’t be particularly invasive.

And for those of you questioning my medical reportage here, know this: My diagnosis never fails, I know just what to do/ Whenever anybody ails, I’m sympathetic too/ My heart within me melts, [his heart within him melts]/ No matter what I treat them for, they die from something else.

  1. cur68 - Jun 4, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Your diagnosis forgot one thing: he has a condition known as SVT or “Supraventricular Tachycardia” (sometimes known as Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT)). Otherwise, I’m sure that they’d all like to hear some facts about your great (medical) career.

  2. raysfan1 - Jun 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Meantime, until he gets “schnootzied,” he will no doubt be placed on a medication to help prevent further issues and told to strictly avoid caffeine.

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