Arnold Schwarzanegger Recovering From Emergency Open Heart Surgery

posted by Aswani King -

The 70-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger went to Cedars-Sinai on Thursday (Mar.29th) for a catheter valve replacement and doctors were prepared in case the replacement failed ... and quickly decided Arnold needed emergency open-heart surgery, which supposedly lasted several hours.

The procedure was "to replace a pulmonic valve that was originally replaced due to a congenital heart defect in 1997. That 1997 replacement valve was never meant to be permanent and has outlived its life expectancy, so he chose to replace it yesterday through a less-invasive catheter valve replacement. During that procedure, an open-heart surgery team was prepared ... in case the catheter procedure was unable to be performed."- sources close to Arnold told TMZ

As for his condition ... we're told he's stable. Our prayers are with Arnold during his recovery!

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