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Rowing ace in heart scare

OLYMPIC champion Will Satch has had heart surgery to fix a condition which threatened his rowing career.

He had an operation to stop him suffering episodes of atrial fibrillation, which causes an irregular and abnormally fast heart rate that can last days.

Satch, 28, originally from Henley, had the three-hour operation at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

It comes after he suffered two attacks during competitions last year. Once was during a race at the world cup in Poznan in June and the other was during the warm-up for a semi-final at the world championships in Florida in September.

Cardiologist Dr Mark Gallagher carried out a procedure known as an ablation by heating the problem part of Satch’s heart to destroy a bit of it and create new scar tissue which breaks the abnormal electrical circuits in the heart and removes the troublesome heart muscle. This should stop the attacks.

Satch, who stroked the Team GB eight to gold at the

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