Schwarzenegger has heart surgery

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has undergone a heart surgery in Los Angeles.

The Austrian-American movie star and former governor of California, 70 years old, had a procedure to replace a catheter valve of Thursday.

The device was installed for the first time to the repair of a defect of the aortic valve in 1997. The last operation lasted for several hours, TMZ website reports.

Schwarzenegger was reported in a stable condition and in recovery at Cedars-Sinai hospital.

His spokesman, Daniel Ketchell, said that the replaced valve was “it was never intended to be permanent”, and that the last procedure was a success, and added: “That is the most important part.”

Responding to the news, Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz wished his “friend” in a tweet, and added: “I hope to see you again.”
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Schwarzenegger is best known as the hardman of cult movies such as the Terminator and Conan the Barbarian.

He served two terms as governor of California from 2003 until 2011, before returning to acting in The Expendables.

In May of last year, Schwarzenegger was awarded in France with the Chevalier of the Legion d’honneur, the country’s most prestigious medal, for his environmental work.