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Bruins’ Charlie McAvoy is treated for heart abnormality

Charlie McAvoy
Boston Bruins' Charlie McAvoy is defended by New York Islanders' Anders Lee during the first period of an NHL game. –AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Bruins rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy has been diagnosed with an abnormal heart rhythm.

McAvoy missed practice Monday for a scheduled doctor’s appointment and later in the day, Bruins internist Dr. David Finn issued a statement.

“Charlie McAvoy underwent a successful procedure today at the Massachusetts General Hospital to treat an abnormal heart rhythm,’’ said Finn. “Following the Bruins game on November 26, 2017, Charlie told team physicians that he experienced heart palpitations during the game. Subsequently he underwent an evaluation, which diagnosed him with a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). The type of SVT Charlie has is not considered to be dangerous to his health but can recur at any time and causes significant symptoms.

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