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Charlie McAvoy missed practice today because of a previously scheduled doctors appointment. It was routine, but earlier today the Bruins released a statement regarding McAvoy’s irregular heartbeat surgery. After a loss to the Edmonton Oilers on November 26th, McAvoy checked in with the training staff and informed them that he had experienced heart palpations during the game. He was later diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia and had to be monitored from then on out.
Irregular heartbeats are becoming something in the sporting world that is getting more and more attention. One example of this is Rory McIlroy, the former #1 golfer in the world who had been sidelined for a long period of time after finding that he had a minor heart issue. Another person that has been affected by heart issues is former Bruin Rich Peverley, who had an actual heart attack during a game but is better now.
Heart issues can be a very serious health issue, and while many athletes try to downplay the severity of it, your heart is pretty important to you. The team has said that it isn’t too severe, and Charlie is expected to make a full recovery.