Crown Prince Haakon told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on Sunday that King Harald is satisfied and recovering after the successful heart operation on Friday.
“He is fine. And I would like to thank the whole team from the hospital with Bjørn Bendz at the helm who has done an incredible job. What they achieved is very impressive,” Crown Prince Haakon told NRK.
The risk was not high, but it was still a relief to hear that everything had gone well, the Crown Prince admitted.
The king’s health situation will become clearer in the next few days, he added.
King Harald underwent heart valve surgery at Rikshospitalet on Friday morning.
Operated in 2005
An artificial heart valve was then inserted.
Such heart valves usually have a “lifespan” of 10 to 15 years.
Therefore, it is not uncommon for such interventions to have to be repeated after some time – in the king’s case, after 15 years.
Such operations are performed several hundred times a year at Rikshospitalet.
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