Don Meyer having heart pacemaker surgery

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Associated Press

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 2 at 3:01 PM

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Former Northern State University men's basketball coach Don Meyer is having surgery Wednesday to implant a heart pacemaker.

University officials tell the American News (http://bit.ly/Oi5am2 ) that Meyer had heart problems Sunday night, leading to the decision. Last week, doctors replaced three of Meyer's heart valves with mechanical ones and repaired a hole in his heart.

Meyer has been battling cancer since it was discovered following a 2008 car accident that cost him part of his left leg.

Meyer retired from coaching in 2010 with an NCAA record 923 victories.

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Information from: Aberdeen American News, http://www.aberdeennews.com

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