Carlos Silva To Have Heart Procedure Monday

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Carlos Silva Underwent Successful Heart Surgery

Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Silva underwent successful heart surgery Monday morning according to Chicago Breaking Sports.

The procedure, called cardiac ablation, can resolve some arrhythmias or “short circuits” in the heart’s electrical pulses by deadening tissue in the region where the problem is occurring.

Silva was discharged from Northwestern Monday afternoon, according to the story, and will begin light activity this week and a throwing program by the start of next week.

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Carlos Silva To Have Heart Procedure Monday

Chicago Cub pitcher Carlos Silva will have a cardiac catheterization on Monday to determine if he needs a cardiac ablation, the team announced Friday according to Bruce Levine.

Monday’s procedure will be performed by Northwestern cardiologist Bradley Knight. Inserting a catheter into a chamber of the heart will allow doctors to examine the muscle. A cardiac ablation can resolve some arrhythmias or “short circuits” in the heart’s electrical pulses by deadening tissue in the region where the problem is occurring.

A similar test was performed on the Cubs’ Mark DeRosa during spring training in 2008. The ablation was performed, and the irregular heartbeat was adjusted. DeRosa returned to playing baseball within 10 days.

Hopefully Silva’s procedure goes as well as DeRosa’s.

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Carlos Silva Placed On DL After Sunday Scare

The Chicago Cubs placed right-handed pitcher Carlos Silva on the 15-day disabled list on Monday as he undergoes a cardiac evaluation.

Silva was forced to leave Sunday’s 8-7 loss to Colorado after one-third of an inning due to an irregular heart rate.

Silva received the loss despite facing just four batters, allowing two hits and two runs. He complained of difficulty breathing and was removed, and paramedics diagnosed him with the abnormal heart rate.

To fill out the roster, the club recalled right-handers Casey Coleman and Thomas Diamond from Triple-A Iowa.

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