Clin­ton hos­pi­tal­ized, stents placed in artery

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries / News -

NEW YORK (AP) — For­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton, who had quadru­ple by­pass surgery more than five years ago, was hos­pi­tal­ized Thurs­day to have a clogged heart artery opened af­ter suf­fer­ing chest pains.

Two stents re­sem­bling tiny mesh scaf­folds were placed in­side the artery as part of a med­i­cal pro­ce­dure that is com­mon for peo­ple with se­vere heart dis­ease.

The 63-year-old Clin­ton was “in good spir­its and will con­tinue to fo­cus on the work of his foun­da­tion and Haiti’s re­lief and long-term re­cov­ery ef­forts,” said an ad­viser, Dou­glas Band.

Terry McAuliffe, for­mer Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee chair­man and a close friend of the Clin­tons, said Clin­ton par­tic­i­pated in a con­fer­ence call on earth­quake re­lief as he was be­ing wheeled into surgery.

He ex­pected Clin­ton to be re­leased from the hospi­tal to­day.

Sec­re­tary of State Hil­lary Rod­ham Clin­ton trav­elled from Wash­ing­ton to New York to be with her hus­band, who un­der­went the pro­ce­dure at New York Pres­by­te­rian Hospi­tal, the same place where his by­pass surgery was done in Septem­ber 2004.

At that time, four of his ar­ter­ies were blocked, some al­most com­pletely, and he was in dan­ger of an im­mi­nent heart at­tack. It is with heavy hearts and deep sad­ness that we, the fam­ily, an­nounce the pass­ing of Frances Theresa Lund on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 10, 2010, at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal, Syd­ney, sur­rounded by her loving fam­ily, af­ter a coura­geous bat­tle with can­cer.

Born in East Bay, she was the daugh­ter of the late Michael and Cather­ine (MacK­in­non) MacDon­ald.

Frances en­joyed sewing, cook­ing, quilt­ing and spending time with her fam­ily.

Sur­viv­ing are her hus­band, Gor­don; three chil­dren, Vi­vian, Grand Prairie, Alta., Jeanette, Mar­ion Bridge, and Sheila (Chris), Syd­ney; pre­cious grand­chil­dren, Tyler, Tory and Janelle. She is also sur­vived by her broth­ers, Michael (Laura) MacDon­ald, East Bay, Wayne ( Nancy) MacDon­ald, East Bay, and Clif­ford (Ann Marie) MacK­in­non, Syd­ney; broth­ers-in­law, Carl Brooks, On­tario, Johnny (Margie) Lund, Syd­ney, and Ed­die ( Kay) Lund, Dutch Brook; sis­ters-in-law, Eileen (Alis­ter) MacDon­ald, Dutch Brook, Betty ( Jimmy) Gil­lis, Grand Mira, Louise (Wayne) Cann, Mar­ion Bridge, Mora Lund, Skir Dhu, and Chris­tine ( John) Thomp­son, Syd­ney; many nieces and neph­ews.

Be­sides her par­ents, Frances was pre­de­ceased by her brother, Jerome, in in­fancy, sis­ter, Mary Brooks, fa­ther and mother-in-law, Ed­die and Til­lie Lund, sis­ter-in­law, Eve­lyn Petrie and broth­ers-in-law, Elmer Lund and David Lund.

Visi­ta­tion will take place at Syd­ney Memo­rial Chapel, Satur­day 7-9 p.m. and Sun­day 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at St. Columba Pres­by­te­rian Church, Mar­ion Bridge, Mon­day 11 a.m., with Pas­tor Kevin Richardson of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment in Oak­field Ceme­tery.

Memo­ri­als may be made to the Cape Bre­ton Can­cer Cen­tre.

Con­do­lences may be sent to the fam­ily at syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel@ ns. sym­pa­tico.ca.

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