Max Page, a child actor who portrayed Darth Vader in a Volkswagen Super Bowl ad, is now in very good condition, following a heart surgery earlier this week.
The Mini-Darth Vader underwent an open-heart surgery at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday to get replaced his pulmonary valve. The procedure took two and a half hours.
On the following day, attending physician Dr. Sylvia Del Castillo, said, Max Page “had a good night. He is in very good condition.”
Max Page remained in the Cardiothoracic ICU of the hospital till Saturday so that doctors could monitor his blood pressure.
Page, who became a sensation after portraying as Darth Vader in the Volkswagen Super Bowl ad, was born with a fairly common cyanotic heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot. Doctors repaired it when he was an infant without a pulmonary valve because he was too small for a valve replacement.
Tetralogy of Fallot is found in around one in 1,000 births. However, in nearly 50 per cent of the cases, surgery is not required.