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Australia Fenech stands after surviving open heart surgery

01:25  16 october  2019
01:25  16 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Boxing great Jeff Fenech stands victorious after surviving open heart surgery in Thailand. Open heart surgery —a serious but highly successful operation—can make everyday actions like coughing After open heart surgery , incision care is extremely important.

Boxing great Jeff Fenech stands victorious after surviving open heart surgery in Thailand. (Twitter). The three-time world champion was conducting a Australian boxing legend Jeff Fenech is still set to miss his daughter's wedding after being struck down in Thailand with a severe heart infection.

Jeff Fenech.© AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts Jeff Fenech. The first photo of Australian boxing great Jeff Fenech has emerged a week after surviving life-threatening surgery in Thailand.

Raising two fists in victory, Fenech smiles while displaying bandages on his chest over where Thai surgeons cut into him to repair a blocked heart valve that almost killed him.

The three-time world champion was conducting a training camp in Bangkok with several boxers he trains when he began coughing up blood.

a man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Boxing great Jeff Fenech stands victorious after surviving open heart surgery in Thailand.© Twitter Boxing great Jeff Fenech stands victorious after surviving open heart surgery in Thailand. Despite pleading to leave him alone, Fenech's fighters rang local paramedics – a move that doctors say may have saved his life.

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Open heart surgery is an operation to repair a fault or damage in the heart . It is a major operation during which the surgeon will open the chest to An individual will often spend time in the intensive care unit immediately after surgery . In adults, a surgeon will operate on the heart to treat problems

Fenech stands after surviving open heart surgery . The 'Marrickville Mauler' is said to be in good spirits after surviving a marathon operation on the surgeon 's table. Jeff Horn has always been an underdog. He only started boxing so he could stand up to school bullies.

"Fortunately, the boys ignored the aggressive calls to leave him alone and called an ambulance," Fenech's friend Dominic Jarvis said.

"It's a struggle for someone like Jeff, you think they're invincible but in this case it really sends a shiver up your spine. He's got a battle ahead of him."

Doctors rushed Fenech into a five-hour operation, during which the former boxer sat up rather than laying down to have fluid drained from his lungs.

Fenech's three children rushed to be by his bedside, with hopes he will be able to return to Sydney within two weeks.

Unfortunately, Fenech will miss his daughter Jessica's wedding in Sydney this weekend, with doctors concerned any flight would pose an infection risk.

a man looking at the camera: Fenech's long time friend Dominic Jarvis.© 9News Fenech's long time friend Dominic Jarvis.

Dubbed "the Marrickville mauler", Fenech's decorated boxing career saw him become a world champion at bantamweight (53.5kg), super bantamweight (55kg) and featherweight (57kg).

Fenech to endure 6-hour heart surgery in Bangkok

  Fenech to endure 6-hour heart surgery in Bangkok His family are rushing to his bedside as the boxing legend prepares to endure lifesaving heart surgery which may take as long as six hours.The three-time world title winner was admitted to a Bangkok hospital two days ago when he began coughing up blood during a training session.

Fenech had to be operated on in an elevated position sitting up so surgeons could drain fluid from his lungs while replacing the severely damaged heart valve. Doctor 'made to feel guilty' for asking patient be treated sooner, as wait list worsens. Fenech stands after surviving open heart surgery .

Fenech stands after surviving open heart surgery : Boxing legend Jeff Fenech fears for his life after being struck down with a serious illness in In adults, a surgeon will operate on the heart to treat problems. © AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts Jeff Fenech . The first photo of Australian boxing great Jeff.

He represented Australia at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where he was controversially stripped of a decision-win against Yugoslavian Redzep Redzepovski, and won a gold medal at the Oceanian Championships in the same year.

a man jumping in the air: Fenech training heavyweight great Mike Tyson in the US.© AAP Fenech training heavyweight great Mike Tyson in the US.

His professional record included 29 wins, 21 of which were by knockout.

Fenech now trains a number of young professional fighters breaking their way onto the world stage.

'The toughest fight of my life': Jeff Fenech reveals how his daughter's surprise 'wedding' by his hospital bed spurred him to walk her down the aisle for real just 10 days after open-heart surgery .
Boxing legend Jeff Fenech has revealed how his daughter's surprise wedding by his hospital bed motivated him to walk her down the aisle just 10 days after open-heart surgery. The former triple world champion, 55, was rushed to intensive care in Bangkok on October 4 after he began coughing up blood at a training camp. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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