Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Silva is scheduled to have his heart examined Monday and might have a procedure to correct a problem with his heartbeat. The Cubs say the examination will determine if he needs a cardiac ablation to correct the issue.
According to the Mayo Clinic, that procedure usually involves running a catheter from the groin to the heart. It can also be done through open-heart surgery.
The former Mariner spent a night in a Denver hospital after he left in the first inning of Sunday’s start against the Colorado Rockies with an abnormal heart rate.
Silva was traded by Seattle in late 2009 along with $9 million to the Cubs for outfielder Milton Bradley.
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