Video: After Valve Replacement, Barbara Walters Returns To The View!

Great news! We have another patient success story!

After aortic valve replacement surgery due to aortic stenosis last May, Barbara Walters returned to The View yesterday. In case you missed it, the show opened with a fun parody about Barbara’s recovery and a meaningful discussion about heart disease.

During the show, Barbara and her co-hosts discussed many topics including:

Also, we finally learned who performed Barbara’s heart valve surgery. It turns out that Barbara Walters’ heart surgeon was Dr. Craig Smith, the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Doctor Smith performed quadruple bypass on former President Bill Clinton in 2004.

Dr. Craig Smith, M.D. – Barbara Walters’ Heart Surgeon

On Wednesday (today), the show is going to further discuss Barbara Walters’ heart valve surgery and recovery. If you are interested, don’t forget to tune-in or set your DVR!

Keep on tickin’ Barbara!

Adam Pick
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  • Wendy

    Go Barbara! Go!

    Amazing how she could do all those back-flips in the video! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • MJ Samer

    Thank you for showing that! I wouldn’t have seen it otherwise. I, too, tell women I meet that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, (NOT breast cancer…) but I didn’t think of her suggestion that all women should get a baseline EKG. That’s good advice.
    Barbara is a good spokeswoman for us!

  • Carolina Augello


    Great video – I actually went to see Part 2.

    Barbara is the perfect spokesperson for us…. I am glad she mentioned that all women should get a baseline EKG…. That’s how I found out…

    Thanks again – now it would be great if she could join HVJ

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