Susan Koeppen plans heart surgery


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KDKA-TV news anchor Susan Koeppen is scheduled to undergo surgery next week to repair a faulty heart valve.

Ms. Koeppen, 39, collapsed while running with friends Nov. 20, due to a condition stemming from a congenital heart defect.

Ms. Koeppen made a remarkable recovery and has since returned to work. But this latest surgery is necessary to complete her rehabilitation, and doctors have planned it for months.

She said she expects to be back at the news desk in May.

-- Maria Sciullo: msciullo@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1478


First Published March 2, 2012 5:00 AM


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