Originally Posted by xeno000
Maybe they should have left more of the Chinese doctor's scenes in the international version of the film. He was a heart surgeon who had developed a technique that allowed for the safe removal of both the arc reactor and the shrapnel near Tony's heart. Prior to that it couldn't have been removed so Tony had to live with it. Just as in the comics Tony had to live with his badly damaged heart until a transplant became possible (and the writers completely wore out the "heart attack every issue" angle).
Where did they talk about that? To me my biggest problem is that it seemed so thrown in at the last minute and superficial when it should have been a huge deal. Personally I prefer him with the reactor but its not a deal breaker just a removal of some layers and uniqueness but It seemed just a lets wrap up everything in a quick package ending to me.