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Rich Peverley Will Undergo A Heart Procedure To Regulate His Heart Rate

from Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas,

 Stars forward Rich Peverley will not play again this season and will undergo a procedure to try to regulate his heart rate.

The surgery, which will take place in Cleveland, was originally scheduled for the offseason. The recovery time is a few months.

"His season for participated in hockey is over," said Dr. Robert J. Dimeff, primary care sports medicine director at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Peverley, 31, collapsed on the Stars bench early in Monday's game with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was treated immediately by medical personnel on the scene in the tunnel that leads from the ice to the Stars' dressing room.

Doctors on the scene said Peverley was treated for a cardiac event and that he was defibrillated successfully after one attempt. Peverley was talking as he was transported to UT Southwestern St. Paul Hospital with his wife, Natalie, on Monday, where he has remained undergoing tests.

Dr. Dimeff said that tests that Peverley has undergone have been normal.


added 4:30pm, Video below of Rich Peverley statement at press conference...

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Primis's avatar

I’m extremely bothered by this news because SUPPOSEDLY did a procedure to do just this already before he played *this* season.

Posted by Primis on 03/12/14 at 04:19 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Not that uncommon for prophylactic measures to be repeated, though. I’m not trying to lecture and I’m not sure what procedure Peverly had done, but if it was a matter of ablation, where they’re trying to rein in difficult cardiac rhythms, it can definitely require more than one procedure. They’re essentially trying to remove material and establish a shape that is conducive to proper electrical signalling, and that’s imperfect at best. Didn’t Gustavsson have a couple of ablations?

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 03/12/14 at 06:01 PM ET

Primis's avatar

But do you just greenlight the guy to play and hope he doesn’t die?  I mean, seriously…

Posted by Primis on 03/12/14 at 08:15 PM ET

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