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Bono’s heart surgery has been written up on a website for cardiac physicians

Back in 2016, Bono quietly underwent heart surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital n New York for something called a congenital bicuspid aortic valve as well as an  aortic aneurysm. Both could have easily killed him under the right circumstances. He details everything in his new memoir, Surrender.

“I was born with an eccentric heart. In one of the chambers of my heart, where most people have three doors, I have two. Two swinging doors, which at Christmas 2016 were coming off their hinges. 

The aorta is the main artery, your lifeline, carrying the blood oxygenated by your lungs, and becoming your life. But, we have discovered that my aorta has been stressed over time and developed a blister.  A blister that’s about to burst, which would put me in the next life faster than I can make an emergency call. Faster than I can say goodbye to this life.

So, here I am. Mount Sinai Hospital. New York City.”

His story has now been cover in You can read it here.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Bono’s heart surgery has been written up on a website for cardiac physicians

  • Not a website for cardiac physicians, a website for cardiac patients. Bicuspid aortic valve is one of the most common congenital heart defects, this site is a place for patients to connect and get resources.


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