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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.