Earlier today, Dodgers Nation’s Mark Fabrick took a look back at Kenley Jansen’s 2012 season. Jansen is fresh off of heart surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat and feels great.
He talked to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick about the three-hour ablation surgery and what it entailed.
“I feel so much better now than I did at the end of the season,” Jansen said to Gurnick.”
Jansen’s surgery took place on Oct. 23 at White Memorial Hospital in East Los Angeles and was performed by Dr. Koonwalee Nademanee, who identified the abnormal tissue in his heart and corrected it to stop the erratic heartbeat.
Even after the completion of the surgery Jansen still feels tightness in the groin where he has two incisions, but still, he feels much better than he previously had.
“I was dragging all day long at the end,” he said. “I can tell I’ve got so much more energy…I’m feeling so good.”
Jansen will be taking blood thinners for three months and has been advised to avoid anything to could result in a cut or a bruise.
He is expected to be ready to pitch for the Dodgers at the beginning of Spring Training.