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Arnold Schwarzenegger Undergoes Redo Heart Surgery to His Pulmonic Valve

Saturday, March 31, 2018

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Tyler McCarthy

 70-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger has undergone successful redo heart surgery at Ceders-Sinai Hospital, after an initial attempt to replace his pulmonic valve percutaneously. He famously underwent an attempted Ross Procedure in 1997, and the pulmonic valve left from that operation now required repeat surgery.

Apparently everything went well, and his first words were "I'm back!"


My understanding is he had early failure of his Ross, requiring emergent root re-replacement on about POD 2. Perhaps the KISS principle should have been applied the first time.

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