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90210's Jennie Garth has a bad heart

90210's Jennie Garth has revealed that she's got a broken heart. Quite literally. The 37-year-old mother of three told Access Hollywood that she has a leaky heart valve, which was diagnosed seven years ago.

Tbd-jenniegarth052809 "A lot of people have it; They don't know they have it," she said. "(It) leaks blood." And the creepy part? She can feel it when it happens.

"It's your connection to your heart ... your artery, the main artery that goes to your heart," she said. "It sort of flutters open and shut sort of a thing ... It's weird because sometimes when I'm resting I can feel a little weird fluttering."

This wasn't a surprise to Garth, though: "I've been affected by heart disease practically my whole life. My father has struggled with heart disease since he was 50 and I lost him a year ago."

The actress says that valve replacement surgery could be in her future, but isn't definite.

"I'm prepared," she said. "That's the key."

[Photo: Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:37am]

    

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