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:
Jon Niese said doctors satisfied no immediate issue. Will get surgical “ablation” procedure during All-Star break. Won’t miss start.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) June 4, 2012
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.