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'Three Cups' author undergoes heart surgery


BOZEMAN — The embattled author of "Three Cups of Tea" has undergone open-heart surgery nearly two months after reports questioned the accuracy of the book and whether he benefited from the charity he founded, the charity's spokeswoman said.

Doctors discovered an aneurysm, in addition to a hole, in Greg Mortenson's heart that had left him with low oxygen levels, Central Asia Institute acting director Anne Beyersdorfer said. Surgeons repaired the hole and tied down the aneurysm, she added.

"We feel very fortunate it did not burst or throw a clot," Beyersdorfer said.

She told the Bozeman...

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