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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lasorda Suffered A Heart Attack

LOS ANGELES -- Tom Lasorda, manager of baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers, has undergone angioplasty to unclog an artery after suffering a heart attack.


Lasorda, 68, was first hospitalized Monday and was thought to be suffering from an ulcer. But tests showed blockage of a coronary artery, team physician Michael Mellman said Wednesday.


"You'd have to say that it was a heart attack," said Dr. Anthony Reid of Centinela Hospital Medical Center in nearby Inglewood, where Lasorda was being treated. "Fortunately, the artery that was involved was still open and there was blood being received by heart muscle."


Lasorda had never before missed a game for health reasons. He is baseball's oldest manager, and in his 20th season he has the longest tenure among current major league managers.