social media Thursday that he had undergone heart surgery.
Twitter, Schwarzenegger shared that he had his aortic valve replaced at the Cleveland Clinic medical center in Ohio.
considering that it
helps blood flow out of the heart and through the rest of the body. It can also lead to
aortic stenosis, and is more common as people age. Others, like Schwarzenegger, have heart problems
their whole lives because of a congenital heart defect.
Schwarzenegger posted that he was already feeling better.
wrote on Instagram. “Thank you to every doc[tor] and nurse on my team!”
This isn’t his first heart surgery
Schwarzenegger had open heart surgery two years ago to replace a pulmonary valve, following a previous pulmonary valve replacement in 1997.
tweeted in 2018.
to the lungs. Issues with this valve can lead to pulmonary valve stenosis and pulmonary valve regurgitation.
common form of heart disease in 2018, while former presidential candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
had a heart attack in 2019.