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5/15/2010 3:39pm EDT

Barbara WaltersVeteran newswoman Barbara Walters is recovering "well" following heart surgery.
The 80 year old underwent surgery this week to replace a faulty heart valve, after announcing news of her condition on TV talk show The View on Monday.
A rep for the star has now confirmed the operation was a success and Walters is recovering.
A statement, released to the New York Daily News, reads, "(She is) recovering as expected. (Her) surgery went well and the doctors are very pleased with the outcome." 

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