Uecker has successful heart surgery

By KBJR News 1

October 19, 2010 Updated Oct 19, 2010 at 4:49 PM CST

MILWAUKEE -- A six-hour procedure Tuesday to repair a tear in one of Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker's heart valves "went very well," according to his surgeon, and Uecker is expected to make a full recovery in about two months.

It was Uecker's second major surgery this year. He also underwent a procedure on April 30 to replace his aortic valve, aortic root and part of his ascending aorta along with a coronary bypass. Weeks later, he developed a staph infection at the surgical site, which doctors believe led to a tear that was repaired on Tuesday.

Uecker is expected to remain hospitalized for one week. He should make a full recovery in about eight weeks.

Courtesy: Milwaukee Brewers

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