(Cleveland) - Indians manager Terry Francona will miss next week's All-Star Game in Miami as he recovers from a heart operation.
The 58-year-old Francona underwent cardiac ablation to treat an irregular heartbeat.
Dr. Judith Mackall, a cardiologist at University Hospitals explains that cardiac ablation is a fairly common operation, and that healthy patients only need a day to recover, and can resume regular physical activity after several days.
Mackall tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, cardiac ablation is a minimally-invasive procedure used to remove or terminate a faulty electrical pathway from sections of the heart.
The Cleveland Indians report that Terry Francona's operation at the Cleveland Clinic was successful, and he will return to work July 14th.
At the All Star Game, Indians bench coach Brad Mills will manage the American League Squad instead of Francona.
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