Doctor Reveals Why Mick Jagger Was ‘Too Weak’


The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger recently underwent a successful ‘TAVR’ heart operation, and a doctor discussed how patients like Jagger’s hearts are ‘too weak’ and they need the help from the surgery in a new WNDU interview.

Patients with aortic stenosis become unable to live a normal life because they’re too weak.

“There’s a will for patients to do what they want to do, but there’s a huge inability to do that,” said Dr. Amjad Syed, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Elkhart General.

The disease is the result of a narrowing blood vessel in the heart.
The physicians say the debilitating condition can force blood into the lungs.

“They have significant shortness of breath. And for them, they are not even able to perform their activities of daily living, in terms of bathing themselves and cooking or shopping,” Syed added.

Thankfully, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or TAVR, is a minimally invasive surgery giving patients their lives back. TAVR repairs the damaged valve by wedging a replacement where the old one used to be.

The article later states:

There are risks, but if TAVR is right for you, recovery is much quicker than if corrected with open-heart surgery.

“If there hasn’t been a lot of damage to the heart from that valve problem, they tend to have improvements that they notice when they wake up from the operation,” said Dr. Walter Halloran, an Elkhart General cardiothoracic surgeon.

The doctors say aortic stenosis affects about 5 percent of the population, and the more severe cases affect about 1-2 percent.

Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, shared with Us Weekly that the singer is on the upswing after undergoing heart surgery on April 5.

“He’s doing wonderful,” the ballet dancer, 32, told Us while attending Youth America Grand Prix’s 20th Anniversary Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York City on Thursday, April 18. “That’s all I’m saying, but wonderful.”

Jagger himself told TMZ that he’s doing ‘good.’