Hoiberg heart surgery a success


ISU coach Fred Hoiberg waves around the net with his twin sons after Iowa State defeated Kansas 70-66 in the 2015 Big 12 Championship on March 14 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Max Dible

ISU coach Fred Hoiberg underwent successful heart surgery on April 17 at the Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis, Minn.

“Everything went very well,” Dr. Rakesh Suri said in an ISU press release. “The operation was a success and Mr. Hoiberg is in recovery and doing very well himself.”

The surgery was not a surprise. Hoiberg had known for some time that it would be necessary to his ongoing heart condition—a bicuspid aortic valve, which later led to an aneurism that cost the former NBA player his career.

The surgery was performed to replace Hoiberg’s dysfunctional aortic valve, but even after its success, the ISU shot-caller must continue to use a pacemaker.

The Hoiberg family extended its thanks to the ISU faithful for all of the fans’ support.