Bret Michaels Scheduled For Heart Surgery

Bret Michaels is scheduled to have¬†surgery on Monday, to repair a hole in his heart. The procedure will be done at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix by a team of surgeons.

In April of 2010, Michaels was treated for a brain hemorrhage, and it was at this time that the hole in his heart was discovered. This was highly publicized due to the obvious social status, but also because of his appearance and later win on Celebrity Apprentice, as well as his surprise appearance on last year’s American Idol finale. He will have a cardiac catheterization during this procedure, where doctors insert a catheter into a vein in his groin along with guide wires and a closing device directly into his heart. Cameras will assist the doctors as they repair the hole. The closing device will stay permanently in his heart in order to stop abnormal blood flow between the two chambers, the very thing thought to have caused the warning stroke he’d previously suffered. Without this, doctors say Michaels could develop further clots and possible further strokes.

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Speak Up! YakkityYak’s Best (and Worst) of 2010

Mike & Molly. The Walking Dead. Jon Stewart. Bret Michaels. Miley Cyrus. Sarah Palin. Modern Family. Glee. Cee-Lo. Eminem. Chilean Miner Rescue. Inception. Tina Fey. Mad Men. Ellen Degeneres. Survivor. The Amazing Race.

So many names and words to throw around to take you on a journey of the events of 2010. What stood out the most for you? We here at the Yak want to give you the chance to vote for the best and worst moments of 2010. Who better to determine this than YOU?! Member voices were already heard with nominations. What made the cut? Be sure to check out our VOTING BOOTH for the official polls of 2010. We’re still a month away from 2011, but let’s take a trip down memory lane and re-live some of your favorite moments of 2010! We’ve got everything covered from movies to music to TV to reality TV and more! You can join our forums for free to make your voice heard. So what’re you waiting for?? Get on in!

Special thanks to our very own member sas0327 for her graphic expertise in everything Best of 2010!