January 19, 2012

Celtics’ Green needs heart surgery


 The Celtics yesterday revealed that small forward Jeff Green will miss the season after doctors discovered an aortic aneurysm that will require surgery…But he failed a stress test during his team physical Dec. 9, which sparked a series of examinations…The team said Green will undergo surgery Jan. 9 at the Cleveland Clinic…According to the Mayo Clinic website, an aortic aneurysm is an “abnormal bulge that occurs in the wall of the major blood vessel [aorta] that carries blood from your heart to your vital organs.’’

Boston Globe, by Gary Washburn, 12/2011

Tags: Cardiology, Mayoclinic.com

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