Kavulich Hospitalized After Heart Surgery

October 5, 2018

State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich remained in a Philadelphia hospital Friday after a difficult surgery to replace an aortic valve, his wife, Linda, said.

Her husband entered the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday for the valve replacement, but surgeons encountered complications during the surgery related to an aortic aneurysm corrected 11 years ago, she said.

“It was touch and go overnight,” Linda Kavulich said.

Doctors woke her husband briefly today, and he moved his fingers and stuck out his tongue as they asked, which they consider a good sign, she said.

“We’re just watching now,” she said.

She asked people to pray for her husband’s recovery.

Kavulich, 62, of Taylor, a former local TV sportscaster, has represented the 114th House District since first winning election in November 2010.

The district consists of Carbondale city, Waverly, Carbondale, Fell, Glenburn, Greenfield, Newton, North Abington, Ransom and Scott townships and Clarks Summit, Dickson City, Jermyn, Mayfield, Moosic, Old Forge, Taylor and Vandling boroughs.

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