Christian Broadcasting Network Founder Has Heart Surgery

09.01.09 | FL News Team

Christian Broadcasting Network Founder Pat Robertson is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing successful surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat. According to the Christian Broadcast Network, the 79-year-old Robertson is back home in Virginia after undergoing ten hours of surgery to correct a condition known as atrial fibrillation. During the surgery, doctors also discovered and successfully removed an abnormally enlarged left appendage on Robertson's heart, which is believed to have been the cause of his atrial fibrillation.


In a statement posted on the CBN website, Robertson said, quote, "'Only the prayers of thousands of believing people kept me on this earth. As it is, I anticipate many more years of creative service in the ministry I founded (CBN), as well as Regent University and other endeavors devoted to the service of mankind." CBN says Robertson is expected to return to hosting his "700 Club" television program in a couple of weeks.