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Fantastic fun: Mick Jagger, 75, looked happy and healthy when he smiled upon arrival at JFK airport in NYC for the Rolling Stones tour on Sunday ... just a few weeks after heart surgery

Mick Jagger, 75, looks happy and healthy when he smiles upon arrival at JFK airport in NYC for the Rolling Stones tour … just weeks after a heart surgery

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He went back to the rehearsals after a heart operation in recent weeks.

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And Mick Jagger looked happy and healthy on his arrival at JFK Airport, New York City on Sunday – just a few weeks after heart surgery.

The Rolling Stones icon, 75, threw his head back while he laughed and joked at the airport terminals.

Fantastic fun: Mick Jagger, 75, looked happy and healthy when he smiled upon arrival at JFK airport in NYC for the Rolling Stones tour on Sunday ... just a few weeks after heart surgery

Fantastic fun: Mick Jagger, 75, looked happy and healthy when he smiled upon arrival at JFK airport in NYC for the Rolling Stones tour on Sunday … just a few weeks after heart surgery

Mick packed lightly for his trip to the Big Apple for the tour when he stacked all his things in a backpack that he carried on one shoulder.

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The singer was seen in the terminal in a quilted jacket, a navy baseball cap and matching sunglasses.

His appearance comes after he threw himself back into tour rehearsals for the band's North American shows that were postponed to give the legendary singer time to concentrate on his recovery.

A source told The sun: & # 39; Mick is happy to be completely healthy again and feels 100 percent after his surgery. He is his normal shredder and positive self.

Hilarious: The Rolling Stones icon, 75, threw his head back while he laughed and joked at the airport terminals

Hilarious: The Rolling Stones icon, 75, threw his head back while he laughed and joked at the airport terminals

Hilarious: The Rolling Stones icon, 75, threw his head back while he laughed and joked at the airport terminals

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& # 39; Doctors are very happy with his progress and were happy to give him a clean health statement.

& # 39; His healthy eating has really helped his recovery and he takes it easy, take a rest, and enjoy the time with his friends and family. The fear of health has reminded him so much that he must continue to take good care of himself. & # 39;

Mick had heart valve replacement surgery with a technique from Professor Alain Cribier.

His surgical method, transcatherter aortic valve replacement or TAVR, allows surgeons to swap a patient's heart valves without resorting to open heart surgery and breaking open their chest. As a result, recovery times are much faster.

Casually cool: the lead singer was seen in the terminal in a quilted jacket, a navy baseball cap and matching sunglasses

Casually cool: the lead singer was seen in the terminal in a quilted jacket, a navy baseball cap and matching sunglasses

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Casually cool: the lead singer was seen in the terminal in a quilted jacket, a navy baseball cap and matching sunglasses

The most common – and severe – valve abnormalities, age-related aortic stenosis, occur when the valve becomes narrower and hardens with calcium deposits.

Replacing the valve has historically been done by surgically opening the chest, stopping the heart and placing the patient on a heart and lung blood machine – all of course under general anesthesia.

More than 200,000 such procedures are performed worldwide every year, according to NewHeartValve, in Great Britain.

Cribier & # 39; s technique, performed under local anesthesia, is minimally invasive in comparison and has much shorter recovery times.

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A surgeon or cardiologist gains access to the femoral artery with a groin incision to insert a catheter equipped with a replacement valve in a collapsed stent, and a balloon to inflate it.

The new heart valve, once turned off, pushes the old one out of the way and takes over the task of regulating blood flow. & # 39; It has revolutionized patient care in this area & # 39 ;, Montpellier-based cardiologist Stephane Cade told AFP.

Busy times: Mick full of light for his trip to the Big Apple for the tour while he stacked all his things in a backpack that he carried on one shoulder

Busy times: Mick full of light for his trip to the Big Apple for the tour while he stacked all his things in a backpack that he carried on one shoulder

Busy times: Mick full of light for his trip to the Big Apple for the tour while he stacked all his things in a backpack that he carried on one shoulder

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