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In a statement released Friday, Bligh said she will continue to sit on council as an independent. "In light of the newly elected executive to the NPA Board having any affiliation with anti-SOGI is against the core values that I hold dear to my heart," she said."There is no debate when it comes to inclusion."Bligh went on to note there's a "clear line" between the board and the NPA caucus, which includes four other city councillors, two park board commissioners and three Vancouver School Board trustees.
Coronary artery bypass surgery , also known as coronary artery bypass graft (CABG, pronounced "cabbage") surgery , and colloquially heart bypass or bypass surgery
The aim of heart bypass surgery is to improve blood flow to your heart . Also known as coronary artery bypass graft surgery , it’s sometimes necessary Atherosclerosis can affect any arteries in the body. Your doctor may recommend heart bypass surgery if your coronary arteries become so narrowed or
Rick Chiarelli’s announcement Friday that he was about to have heart surgery could lead to city council finally granting the embattled councillor a leave of absence.
City solicitor David White confirmed that nothing prevented Chiarelli from re-applying for a leave of absence if there was new information before council.
Council’s refusal to grant Chiarelli a leave of absence on Oct. 23 could be viewed in a new light now that colleagues know the councillor has a serious health concern. The vote to deny Chiarelli his requested leave was unanimous.
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College Coun . Rick Chiarelli 's office said Friday in a memo to city colleagues he has been admitted to hospital for quadruple bypass surgery , which It comes two days after Chiarelli attended the start of the 2020 city budget meeting where he was met with protests inside and outside council chambers.
Rick Chiarelli to undergo quadruple bypass surgery at Ottawa Heart Institute. Police appeal for help to ID masked robbers. High rates of influenza B could spell bad flu season for young children. Heart bypass surgery could affect leave of absence application for Coun .
Chiarelli never mentioned publicly that he would be having heart surgery until he sent a statement from his city email account Friday just before 8 a.m., saying he had been admitted to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in preparation for an expected quadruple heart bypass. He said he learned just after leaving a council meeting on Wednesday that he would be admitted to the heart institute.
According to Chiarelli, doctors had him on standby for surgery because the procedure was “urgent and vital.”
“Open heart surgery is necessary to save his life,” Chiarelli’s statement said.
In refusing Chiarelli’s leave request in October, council based its decision on a letter from his doctor that said the councillor collapsed on Oct. 12 and was transported to hospital by paramedics. The letter, whose publication was authorized by Chiarelli, said a cardiac evaluation was ongoing and that Chiarelli’s “stress levels continue to be high.” The doctor suggested that Chiarelli be on leave until Dec. 1.
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"We're hearing loud and clear that the increase is too high," said NPA Coun. Sarah Kirby-Yung.The city's controversial draft budget for 2020 was rejected by councillors Tuesday, who asked staff to come back Wednesday with suggestions to get the hike down to between five and seven per cent.
Heart bypass surgery is the most common type of heart surgery performed on adults. Removing a blood vessel from another part of the body will not substantially affect blood flow in the area the vessel came from. Sometimes, a surgeon can perform heart bypass surgery without opening the chest.
Rick Chiarelli ’s office issued a press release Friday morning saying that cardiologists and surgeons ordered the surgery “after months of extensive evaluations.” Chiarelli was denied sick leave by council in October as he faced allegations of inappropriate behaviour involving former female staff and
By that point, Chiarelli had missed two months of council meetings. Provincial law says municipal council members vacate their seats if they miss three consecutive months of meetings.
On Nov. 6, Chiarelli walked through the doors of council chambers with family by his side and took his seat around the horseshoe before staff presented the draft 2020 budget.
His next appearance at council was Wednesday, when the budget was up for approval. He voted against the OC Transpo budget, but didn’t stay for the final budget vote, telling reporters outside city hall that was “about the best I could do,” citing his poor health.
During Wednesday’s meeting, other councillors stood at their chairs in protest of Chiarelli’s presence. About 15 people in the gallery stood silently with #ResignRick printed on their shirts.
Chiarelli’s statement said he had not felt well since last spring, leading to doctors identifying “several serious medical conditions.” There was a subsequent emergency room visit in August, when “serious cardiac issues” were revealed.
Petition seeking Chiarelli's resignation garners 500 signatures in first day
An online petition calling on embattled city councillor Rick Chiarelli to resign has garnered more than 500 signatures in less than a day, organizers say. The petition is more than halfway to its goal of 1,000 signatures, “Over the past three months, more than a dozen women have come forward with serious allegations against Councillor Chiarelli concerning an ongoing campaign of exploitation and workplace sexual harassment,” the Change.org petition says.
Embattled city councillor Rick Chiarelli is undergoing open heart surgery , his office A quadruple heart bypass is planned,” the release said. The news release also said Chiarelli plans to In October, council unanimously rejected his request for a medical leave of absence , requiring him to show up for
Coronary bypass surgery redirects blood around a section of a blocked or partially blocked artery in your heart to improve blood flow to your heart muscle. The procedure involves taking a healthy blood vessel from your leg, arm or chest and connecting it beyond the blocked arteries in your heart .
The statement also says Chiarelli had lost more than 90 pounds “as a result of positive lifestyle changes.”
Now Chiarelli says he’s in “limbo” because he doesn’t have an approved leave from council.
“His recent attendance at council meetings ran contrary to his preferred approach, and physicians’ direction, but was obviously necessary in order to maintain his council seat, and his health benefits and insurance coverages,” Chiarelli’s statement said.
Council members in October were going on the information they had at the time when they denied Chiarelli’s leave request in October, Coun. Riley Brockington said.
The vote might be different if Chiarelli asks again in light of the new health information.
“I wouldn’t hesitate to grant that, if he comes back with another request,” Brockington said. “I do wish him well.”
Without a council-endorsed leave of absence, Chiarelli would have to appear at a council meeting in March to keep his job or have council approve a leave before the end of that month.
The city solicitor said there was no mechanism for staff to assign Chiarelli’s constituency work to another councillor while he was away. That authority lies only with council, and c ouncil’s next scheduled meeting isn’t until Jan. 29.
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While surgeons still may not like to talk about it publicly, post- bypass surgery cognitive impairment is common enough that people having this Simply speaking, “cognitive impairment ” is the terminology doctors use for a range of general neurological deficits that can be seen after bypass surgery .
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The city’s integrity investigator is looking into claims of indecent behaviour by Chiarelli dealing with staff and prospective hires. Women have alleged he has asked if they would go braless and also collect information on people at strip clubs.
Chiarelli has denied the allegations and vows to challenge the integrity commissioner’s jurisdiction on the matter.
Veronique Prévost, who started an online petition demanding Chiarelli’s resignation, said she learned along with her supporters about the councillor’s heart surgery during a demonstration Friday.
“Nobody wishes ill health to anybody,” Prévost said, but she added that the city couldn’t forget that Chiarelli’s allegedly lewd behaviour was subject to an integrity investigation.
“We don’t want this to distract from the allegation and with what city hall can do with our demands in our petition,” Prévost said.
More than 1,800 people had put their names on the petition as of Friday morning.
The petition also calls on the city to provide a harassment-free workplace, review sexual violence policies and strengthen reporting measures for harassment.
Mayor Jim Watson recently called on Chiarelli to resign.
Watson released a short statement Friday after learning about Chiarelli’s surgery: “I’d like to wish Councillor Chiarelli a successful operation and a speedy recovery, as he undergoes surgery at the Heart Institute.”
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Heart bypass surgery . CHD isn't always treated with CABG. This type of surgery mainly is used for bypassing the blood vessels in front of the heart . Clots can travel to the brain or other parts of the body and block the flow of blood, which may cause a stroke or other problems.
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a surgery to replace blocked arteries with healthy blood vessels. This surgery may lower the risk of serious complications for people who have obstructive coronary artery disease, a type of ischemic heart disease.
I’d like to wish Councillor Chiarelli a successful operation and a speedy recovery, as he undergoes surgery at the Heart Institute. / Je souhaite une opération réussie et un prompt rétablissement au conseiller Chiarelli, alors qu’il subit sa chirurgie à l’Institut de cardiologie.— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa)
What is coronary bypass surgery
This surgery redirects blood around blocked or partially blocked arteries to improve blood flow to the heart. It involves taking a healthy blood vessel from a patient’s leg, arm or chest and connecting it beyond the blockage. The surgery does not cure the heart disease that caused the blockages, but it can reduce symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath. In some cases, it can improve heart function and reduce the risk of death from heart disease.
Quadruple bypass surgery means four clogged arteries are bypassed during one surgery.
The surgery is serious, but relatively safe. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute performed almost 1,000 coronary artery bypass grafts and other procedures last year.
Patients usually remain in intensive care for 24 hours after surgery before being moved to regular hospital rooms. The average hospital stay after the procedure is five to seven days.
Full recovery usually takes from six to 12 weeks, although in most cases patients can return to work, begin exercise and other activity between four and six weeks after surgery, depending on their recovery.
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