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36-Year-Old Major League Baseball Player Aaron Boone to Have Open Heart Surgery

Posted on May 23, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Thursday, March 19, 2009 Aaron Boone’s first priority is the long-term health of his heart. Later on, he’ll decide whether to resume his baseball career. The Houston Astros infielder announced Wednesday that he’ll have open heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. He said he’s known about his heart condition since college but tests after his routine physical determined he required surgery. It’s not an emergency, but doctors indicated the procedure was needed. A playoff hero with the New York Yankees in 2003, the 36-year-old Boone said doctors told him he could...

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