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Arnold Schwarzenegger has undergone emergency open-heart surgery: report

Arnold Schwarzenegger is recovering after suffering a medical emergency and reportedly underwent emergency open-heart surgery.


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Say it isn't so! Arnold Schwarzenegger has undergone emergency open-heart surgery, TMZ reported on Friday.

 

The actor-turned-political figure is reportedly in stable condition at this time. The father of five underwent the operation after developing complications following a previous procedure at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles to replace a catheter valve, according to the outlet.

I said to the doctors, 'Let's do it now, while I'm young and healthy.' They agreed this was the way to go.

Schwarzenegger underwent elective heart surgery in Mexico to replace an aortic valve back in 1997. 

 

"I've never felt sick or had any symptoms at all, but I knew I'd have to take care of this condition sooner or later," he said at the time, according to the Los Angeles Times. "I said to the doctors, 'Let's do it now, while I'm young and healthy.' They agreed this was the way to go."

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