Heart Valve Replacement Procedure Keeps Mick Jagger on a Roll

Mick Jagger

The heart of rock and roll is still beating: Mick Jagger – lead man of the Rolling Stones – has successfully undergone non-invasive heart valve replacement surgery and is recovering in great health.

In fact, the 75-year-old musician expects to return to the tour stage this summer. Just a few years ago, such a quick return would have been unthinkable.

When the Rolling Stones entered the music scene in 1962, non-invasive heart valve replacement surgery didn’t even exist. Patients in Jagger’s position would have had to endure traditional open-heart surgery, requiring anesthesia and putting them at greater risk for infection and other complications.