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Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg undergoes successful open heart surgery

Fred Hoiberg

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Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg underwent successful open heart surgery on Friday, the school announced.

“Everything went very well,” Dr. Rakesh Suri said in a statement released by the university. “The operation was a success and Mr. Hoiberg is in recovery and doing very well himself.”

Last week, it was reported that Hoiberg would undergo the procedure at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to replace his aortic valve. In July, Hoiberg had his pacemaker replaced. Hoiberg had underwent an aortic root operation in June of 2005, which put an end to his NBA career.

Hoiberg played 10 years in the NBA. He finished his fifth season at Iowa State with a 25-9 (12-6 Big 12) record, winning the conference tournament.

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