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Eddie Money is set to undergo a minor surgical procedure on his heart this week to correct breathing issues he's been having.
"Hey everyone - I will be undergoing a minor, minimally invasive heart valve surgery this week," he tweeted on Tuesday. "I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I look forward to getting back on stage and rockin' with you all! Sincerely, the Money Man."
— Eddie Money (@ImEddieMoney)
According to, the "Take Me Home Tonight" singer had been experiencing shortness of breath recently. In fact, his breathing issues crept up over the weekend at a Memorial Day Weekend show in which he couldn't come out for an encore.
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The singer's rep told TMZ that doctors encouraged Eddie, 70, to have surgery last week, but he delayed it for a few days so that he could perform his two previously scheduled holiday weekend concerts in Detroit and Arizona.
When Eddie couldn't perform his encore in Arizona, fans at the concert were informed that he wasn't feeling well, and on-site EMT's checked him out to make sure he was okay.
TMZ noted that because the surgery is rather minor, Eddie is expected to return to the stage by mid-June.
Surgical drama: 3 patients killed following an
explosion According to American authorities, three Americans were killed during a surgical operation. The cardiac device would have exploded and caused their death.
According to the Daily Mail magazine, the surgical operation of patients would have gone wrong due to a defective cardiac device that would have exploded . Yet, their deaths could have been avoided.The explosion of the cardiac device would have led to their death
Edwards Lifesciences Corp., one of the world's leading manufacturers of surgical devices, voluntarily recalled its intra-aortic device in May due to a number of accidents too high.
A report from the FDA (the US Food and Drug Administration, ed) reveals that this recall was closely linked to a significant number of deaths.
According to another report by the US Food and Drug Administration, this recall comes after three deaths and 22 non-fatal complaints.
Yet, it is because of this heart device that the three Americans have died. Probably defective, it would have exploded during the operation.
Equipped with a balloon, this device initially allows to get into heart valves to ventilate the aorta while the surgeons repair the lesions (damaged valve ... etc). Unfortunately, the operation of the three patients will not have had time to succeed.
The FDA took into account this dramatic incident by transforming the recall into "class I", that is to say by indicating fatal risks that engender this type of machine, in order to inform the surgeons.
Nearly 750 devices distributed in the United States are affected by this alert. These are officially recognized as defective and can break, explode or just puncture. In any case, they remain dangerous and should no longer be used. Similar devices will also have to be examined in order to determine any related risks.
The persons concerned by this device are all brought to undergo pathology following: cardiopulmonary bypass, valve replacement, grafts, aneurysms, congenital anomalies.Mick Jagger would have already undergone this operation
Mick Jagger underwent the same cardiac operation on April 5th.
The intervention consisted of replacing an heart valve with a mechanical or biological prosthesis. Usually, this procedure occurs in the event of aortic stenosis (passage of the obstructed blood) or aortic insufficiency (leaking valve).
If is the most common open procedure, new techniques can be used to treat closed heart valve disease. But their indications are limited.
Today, the 75-year-old singer "is doing very well," according to Rolling Stone magazine.
The rock icon even admitted that he had resumed his life before: "I have repeated many times in recent weeks," he added.
Although has been -shaped, the English rocker also admitted that the tours were more tiring than before: "I do not do it all the time, like twelve months in the year. you're doing it today, I spend three or four months on the road every year and it seems to me to be a good balance. "
A mental steel in a body that begins to feel the tiredness of the years of madness of the Stones.
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