Saturday, August 22, 2009

Robin Williams Discusses his Aortic Valve Replacement

He's an exerpt from a candid video where Robin Williams discusses his rationale for choosing the type of valve replacement he received:
"... here are your choices:
  • pig valve, which is great, you can find truffles,
  • mechanical valve, which clicks and you know, weird, (eds note: that also requires chronic anticoagulation)
  • and bovine - great, 'I'll go bovine, Bob, for 20!'"
The video provides a very real (and, yes, humorous) glimpse into the emotional and physical impact of aortic valve surgery as only Robin Williams can portray.


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