Bret Michaels' heart surgery a success
Phoenix - Officials at a Phoenix hospital say rocker Bret Michaels' surgery
to close a hole in his heart was successful.
A surgical team at St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Centre in Phoenix
performed the procedure on Monday.
A hospital spokesperson says Michaels is recuperating and remains in the
hospital's intensive care unit for observation.
Doctors discovered the hole in Michaels' heart in April when he was treated
for a brain hemorrhage.
Doctors inserted a catheter into a vein in Michaels' groin with a closure
device, and tiny cameras assisted doctors as they operated to close the hole.
The closure device will remain in Michaels' heart permanently to stop
abnormal blood flow between two chambers of his heart, which is thought to have
caused the warning stroke he suffered.