Taylor had been hospitalized for the last two months at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She first disclosed her diagnosis of congestive heart failure in November 2004. The condition was compounded by other ailments including spinal fractures and the effects of scoliosis.
On Oct. 6, 2009, Taylor — using her DameElizabeth Twitter feed told fans that she was having a "very new" procedure done to repair her "leaky valve." It involved "using a clip device, without open heart surgery, so that my heart will function better."
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