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Larry King Suffers A Heart Attack And Has Gone Into Cardiac Arrest

Lynne Versluys 29 Apr 2019

King has suffered from heart issues for 30 years.

Cardiac Arrest

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TMZ reports that Larry King, 85, was hospitalized on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest.

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Health Problems For Months

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King had been suffering from shortness of breath for months and was already scheduled for an angiogram that same day.

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An Ambulance Ride To The Hospital

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King was preparing to head to the hospital before going into cardiac arrest. Plans changed and King was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Doctors performed an angioplasty and inserted several stents.

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No Current Diagnosis

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King is expected to stay in cardiac ICU until Monday. While this sort of health problem is not unexpected for a man of King's age, the doctors currently do not have a precise diagnosis.

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Longterm Health Problems

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This is King's second heart attack, and he's had heart problems for 30 years.

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In 1987, Larry King suffered a major heart attack which required a quintuple-bypass surgery.

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After surviving that ordeal, King went on to write multiple books about living with heart disease.

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King went on to form the Larry King Cardiac Foundation after his heart attack as well, a foundation that paid for live-saving cardiac procedures for those who could not afford them.

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Larry King has had a long career in media, including 25 years at CNN where he hosted Larry King Live.

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It is over these nearly three decades that King scored some of the highest impact interviews around. Here is a shot of him interviewing Vladimir Putin.

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Here's hoping he makes a swift recovery!

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