Sports Bouwmeester undergoes successful defibrillator implant procedure

19:46  14 february  2020
19:46  14 february  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Bouwmeester returns to St. Louis after undergoing heart procedure

  Bouwmeester returns to St. Louis after undergoing heart procedure Jay Bouwmeester returned to St. Louis and is recovering after undergoing a procedure on his heart Friday. "I would sincerely like to thank all of the trainers from both the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks, as well as of the first responders, the Anaheim medical staff, and the team at the UCI Medical Center for their quick actions on Feb. 11," Bouwmeester said Tuesday. "Our family has felt the support of the entire National Hockey League family and the city of St. Louis during this time. We have all been greatly comforted by your genuine concern."On Sunday evening, I returned to St. Louis and I am on the road to recovery.

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St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester underwent successful implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) surgery on Friday morning, the team announced.

The procedure is designed to restore the heart's normal rhythm.

Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode on the bench during Tuesday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks. The tilt was then postponed.

The Blues will provide an update on Bouwmeester's status early next week.

The 36-year-old blue-liner has played in 1,241 regular-season games during his career, tallying 424 points. He's a member of the Triple Gold Club after winning a Stanley Cup with the Blues last season, an Olympic gold medal with Team Canada in 2016, and World Championship gold medals in both 2003 and 2004.

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