|Freddie Kitchins recovering from heart issue|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, June 5, 2013 at 12:49 pm ET
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Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after feeling ill during practice.
Doctors discovered an aorta defect, which required immediate surgery. The Cardinals released a statement indicating that Kitchens is recovering with a good prognosis from his doctors.
"During Tuesday's practice Freddie Kitchens began to feel ill - dizzy, light-headed - and was sent to the training room," the organization stated. "After being evaluated by the team's medical staff it was determined that he should be taken to the hospital for more evaluation and testing. During that process, a CT scan revealed a defect to his aorta that required surgery, which he had Tuesday night at the Arizona Heart Institute. According to the doctors who performed the surgery, it went very well and the early prognosis is positive. The Kitchens family is grateful to everyone who has and continues to extend their support, well wishes and prayers."
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