Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
i know a high school girls bb coach who has to wear a device that helps keep her heart in the proper rythm, wonder if he will get hooked up to one of those things. it tells her when s**t is not right and she has to wear it when coaching
Dr. Matthew DeVane, a cardiologist in Walnut Creek, says Jim Harbaugh "likely" had a cardioversion performed …
DeVane is the president of the East Bay Board of Directors for the American Heart Association: "About the only thing I can think of, and it's very common, is that his heart probably went out of rhythm into something called atrial fibrillation, which is the most common abnormal heart rhythm. And it can just cause the heart to race and flutter and can make you feel uncomfortable. It's a minor procedure and, again, this is guesswork, but it's called a cardioversion where we put the patient to sleep for just a few minutes and give the heart a little zap to try to re-set it back into a normal rhythm. It's a very, very common procedure. It's done on an out-patient basis. Usually people are home within two hours and ready to go the next day with no limitations or restrictions."
Also a possibility that he got an ablation (which would be the long-term fix), also a common out-patient procedure where they run a cord up through your groin to the inside walls of your heart, and temp freeze the muscles causing the irregular convulsions so that everything flows in perfect sequence again.