Unlike what most people believe, the human body can be quite resilient, and it is capable of taking a lot of abuse. But even so, it should be handled with care.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is still considered to be one of the greatest action movie stars of all time, knows it very well. On Thursday, March 29, 2018, he had to undergo an emergency open-heart surgery.
The 70-year-old was scheduled to have a catheter valve replacement performed on him at Cedars-Sinai, but the surgery didn't go as the doctors had planned, as reported by Faith Family America.
Schwarzenegger's representatives, who are yet to be fully identified, claimed that the procedure would 'replace a pulmonic valve that was originally replaced due to a congenital heart defect in 1997.'
But that surgery, which took place over 20 years ago, was never meant to be permanent and outlived its life expectancy. Because of this, Schwarzenegger chose to have it replaced in order to avoid a more invasive procedure.
According to the source, the open-heart surgery came about following complications during the original one. The team of doctors was ready just in case something happened, and they were very quick to step in.
The surgery lasted for around seven hours; in the end, the action movie star was declared to be in a stable condition. He is currently recovering at the medical institution.
As reported by Faith Family America, Daniel Ketchell, one of Schwarzenegger's representatives, took to Twitter to let the fans know that everything was alright, and even shared the 70-year-old's first words: 'I'm back.'
Ketchell took these words, a clear reference to his catchphrase in the Terminator movies, 'I'll be back,' as a sign that he was in good spirits. Soon, he will be able to go back to his affairs stronger than ever.