Celebrities with Heart Valve Disease

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Celebrities with Heart Valve Disease

CELEBRITIES WITH HEART VALVE DISEASE

The 10 additional celebrities with heart valve disease are Mark Miller, Teppo Numminen, Robin Williams, Star Jones, Shaun White, Gil Solomon, Ronny Turiaf, Jack LaLanne, Jim Lehrer, and Etan Thomas.

1. Mark Miller

  • He is an MMZ fighter/kickboxer with aortic stenosis.
  • The link to the reference story can be accessed here.
  • Twitter handle: No Twitter handle.

2. Teppo Numminen

  • Teppo Numminen played in the National Hockey League as an ice hockey defenseman.
  • He underwent heart surgery to repair a faulty valve.
  • The link to the reference story can be accessed here.
  • Twitter handle: No Twitter handle.

3. Robin Williams

4. Star Jones

5. Shaun White

  • Shaun White is an American musician, skateboarder, and professional snowboarder. He has a rare heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF).
  • The link to the reference story can be accessed here.
  • Twitter handle: @shaunwhite

6. Gil Solomon

7. Ronny Turiaf

8. Jack LaLanne

  • Jack LaLanne was a fitness guru who had a heart valve disease and underwent heart valve surgery.
  • The link to the reference story can be accessed here.
  • Twitter handle: No Twitter handle.

9. Jim Lehrer

  • Jim Lehrer is a former television host who was diagnosed with an aortic valve defect.
  • The link to the reference story can be accessed here.
  • Twitter handle: No Twitter handle.

10. Etan Thomas

  • Etan Thomas is a retired National Basketball Association player who is now a motivational speaker. He was diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve.
  • The link to the reference story can be accessed here.
  • Twitter profile- @etanthomas36

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  • "“I knew something was wrong so I went to my cardiologist. After two days of testing, I learned that I had an aortic valve malfunction,” said Jones."
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  • "Beloved Robin Williams, who is unfortunately no longer with us after committing suicide in 2014, had heart problems as well as Parkinson’s disease. He, too, had aortic valve problems much like Barbara Walters, so he went under the knife in 2009 to have open-heart surgery."
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  • "Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules"
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  • "As a baby, White was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a rare heart condition comprised of four congenital cardiac defects."
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  • "Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen needs a third surgery to correct a heart condition."
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  • "An avid triathlete and marathon runner, Gil Solomon was concerned when an echocardiogram test done in 2014 showed that he had a congenital defect in his heart called bicuspid aortic valve disease."
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  • "On July 26, 2005, former Gonzaga University men's basketball player Ronny Turiaf underwent successful open heart surgery at Stanford Medical Center to repair an aortic aneurysm"
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  • "He spent a decade playing professionally in the NBA with the Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks, missing a full year after undergoing open heart surgery for a leaking aortic valve. "
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  • "As you may have read in a prior blog, Jim Lehrer, PBS broadcaster, recently had aortic valve replacement surgery. "
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  • "Attorney, Author, TV Talker, @ProDivNet President & #Heart Disease Survivor. FREE, BLACK, GROWN & HEALTHY!"
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  • "Snowboarder/Skateboarder Owner of @airandstyle "
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  • "Husband, dad, granddad, family doc, triathlete, runner, transportation advocate, 2018 recipient of #inspiris_resilia aortic valve for bicuspid aortic valve"
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  • "NBA Veteran, Author, Motivational Speaker, Co-host of The Collision (Where Sports And Politics Collide) with Dave Zirin on WPFW"