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Re: King Harald to undergo heart surgery
The court has released a statement saying the operation went well. The King was awake during the operation, which was performed with localized anesthesia.
Crown Prince Haakon will be regent for several weeks.
An update in English: https://www.royalcourt.no/artikkel.html?tid=185421&sek=113027
I had a valve replaced a little over a year ago. It is quite major surgery with a lengthy recover time. I was in hospital and then a rehabilitation facility for a total of 7 weeks, and restricted to light activity at home another 4 weeks after that.
Not strange but with some risk as it sounds like an operation that will require full anaesthesia and that comes with risks for all of us and certainly for someone in his 80's. I'll feel a lot better if we get the news that the operation went well and he is from the intensive care unit.
King Harald of Norway is to undergo heart surgery this Friday. He was given a artificial heart valve in 2005, and those last for 10-15 years, so there is nothing strange that they might need to be replaced, according to the Royal Court.