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Old 04-01-2005, 10:23 AM
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Articles on King Haralds heart surgery

King recovering from heart surgery

Doctors at Norway's national hospital said they performed successful heart surgery on King Harald V on Friday. The 68-year-old monarch was recovering in the hospital's intensive care unit while his son took over royal duties.


Surgeons started operating on King Harald at 8:30am Friday and said they finished a little over three hours later, at around 11:45am. The king was said to be in stable condition when palace officials and doctors briefed reporters late Friday afternoon.

Doctors said the operation proceeded with no complications.

The monarch's heart was stopped for nearly an hour, while surgeons replaced his defective valve with a what was described as a "biologic" one. Dr Odd Geiran, a medical professor who led the surgical team, declined to say from where the valve originated.

He said the team also performed a bypass procedure on the monarch, who smoked for years but quit last year following a bout with bladder cancer.

King Harald is expected to remain in the hospital (Rikshospitalet) for the next two weeks. Then he's expected to remain on sick leave through May, probably at the timber lodge in the hills above Oslo called Kongsseteren.


Aftenposten English Web Desk
Nina Berglund

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1007477.ece?rfid=bm



The King is recommended to work less.

King Haralds heart surgery at Rikshospitalet is over, and the presidure is characterised as successful.

The Doctors recommend the King and Queen to have such a hectic working schedule as they have had until now, in the future. According to doctors at Rikshospitalet the surgery started at 8.30am Friday morning. “The King vil fully recover” said Dr. Halfdan Ihlen at a presas conferense this afternoon.


from www.bt.no (translated by me).
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:07 PM
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Thanks KikkiB for posting the latest news on King Harald's surgery. I'm really happy for this successful outcome and I hope that Harald heeds the doctor's good advice.
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:44 PM
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Latest news is that the doctors expect the King to be up and walk (that seems to be crusial after such a big surgery that you move around as early as possible) and perhaps eat some on Sunday. It was mentioned on the news on different channels.And he will recoperate at Kongsseteren where he was before the surgery. It's a secluded place where he can take short walks outside without being bothered by nosy persons.
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Old 04-01-2005, 04:15 PM
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According to the radiostation P4, the King is now awake after his surgery. The doctors at Rikshospitalet says that his conditon is very good and that he is now taken of the resparatory aide.
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Old 04-02-2005, 07:00 AM
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His Majesty the King has had a good and calm night. He has slept well and is in a very good mood, according to the press realease from the Plalce at 9.30am Saturday. This means that King Harald can start his slow training in accordance to regular rutines. King Harald did breath himself Friday night after the heart surgery the same morning. In the following press conference it was said that the King will be in hospital for two weeks.



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Press release from the Palace.

09.30, April 3rd: The king has had a good night's sleep and has been out of bed to continue the training.
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Old 04-03-2005, 08:10 AM
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That's good to hear the King had recover his surgery.I wish all the best for him.
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Old 04-04-2005, 04:09 PM
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From Hello magazine online.

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has temporarily taken over his father's duties as the monarch recovers from heart surgery in an Oslo hospital.

Doctors say they are "extremely satisfied" with King Harald's progress since he underwent a three-hour heart bypass and valve replacement on Friday.

Palace officials report that the 68-year-old's condition is stable and he is already up and about several times a day as part of his rehabilitation. He is expected to remain at the National Hospital for at least another week. After leaving the clinic, the monarch will put royal duties on hold through at least the month of May.

The heart procedure is just the most recent health issue the Norwegian royal has faced in recent years. In December 2003, King Harald underwent surgery for bladder cancer and took several months off to recuperate.

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty...04/kingharald/

This is also consistent with what the Palace has posted on the RF web page.
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Queen Sonja, Mette Marit and Martha Louise with Ari and Maud Angelica visited the King at the hospital.
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King Harald had to undergo yet another surgery today, to relieve some gathering of liquid close to the heart.
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:19 PM
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The latest surgery was termed successful in a press-release regarding the King's health at 18.00 today.
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Old 04-13-2005, 05:16 AM
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H.M. Kongens helsetilstand 12. april - kl. 09.30



Legeteamet ved Rikshospitalet opplyser at Hans Majestet Kongen har gjenopptatt opptreningen. Fremgangen er meget god.



Kongen er oppe og mottar besøk. Legene regner ikke med at søndagens inngrep vil endre lengden av Kongens sykefravær.



Legene vurderer det ikke lenger som nødvendig med daglige pressemeldinger om Kongens helsetilstand.
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