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"Mick Jagger Had a Heart Valve Replacement. Here's What That Means" - Maggie O’Neill

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  • New York, NY
  • (April 05, 2019)

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, 75, is recovering after undergoing heart valve surgery earlier this week. The prodedure Mick Jagger had is called a transcatheter aortic valve replacement. "People need this procedure because they have aortic stenosis—the stiffening and the narrowing of one of the heart valves," said Gilbert Tang, MD, senior faculty of cardiovascular surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Patients with aortic stenosis can experience fatigue, lightheadedness, chest pressure, and, in severe cases, shortness of breath, as the heart struggles to pump blood to other parts of the body.  Following the procedure, patients are advised to take it easy for a while, and doctors pay close attention to how the groin artery heals. "After they go home, we do advise patients after this procedure not to lift any heavy groceries to allow the groin to heal up properly," said Dr. Tang.

— Gilbert Tang, MD, Surgical Director, Structural Heart Program, Senior Faculty, Cardiovascular Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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