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Schwarzenegger ‘has emergency heart surgery’

The 70-year-old underwent the medical procedure on Thursday, according to TMZ.

Mr Schwarzenegger was scheduled to have a catheter valve replacement and developed complications, US reports say.

The procedure usually means the patient can avoid having open-heart surgery.

Schwarzenegger ‘has emergency heart surgery’
Schwarzenegger ‘has emergency heart surgery’

Doctors at Cedars-Sinai hospital in LA reportedly decided an emergency open-heart operation was needed and the operation lasted several hours.

The former governor of California is believed to be in a stable condition.

The action star is due to reprise his previous roles as robot killer The Terminator and Conan the Barbarian over the next two years.

This is not the actor’s first heart operation. In 1997, Mr Schwarzenegger underwent elective heart surgery to replace a heart valve.

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