N.L. family fears 78-year-old waiting too long for heart surgery
Catherine Connors has been waiting for a procedure to replace a defective heart valve since the fall
A Torbay, N.L., woman says the recent postponement of her 78-year-old mother's heart surgery has caused her family profound stress and fear.
Catherine Connors, waiting for a transcatheter aortic valve implantation to replace a failing heart valve, is one of more than 150 people on a wait-list for cardiac surgery in St. John's.
Eastern Health says surgeons have shortened the list of people waiting for heart procedures in the past few months, down from 200 patients earlier this year.
But Connors's daughter, Kyla, says that's little comfort for her family as they wait. Their fear is that her health will decline before her new appointment, on June 2, or that the procedure will be postponed again.
Hear her story in the video above.