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WSYX meteorologist Jym Ganahl recovers from irregular heartbeat – News – Columbus Dispatch



Meteorologist Jym Ganahl expects to be back on the air on WSYX TV (Channel 6) next week after having been hospitalized for atrial fibrillation on Thursday.

Ganahl was adopted to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital after several weeks of suffering from breathing and fatigue, he said. The 70-year-old has heart failure and said he thought it caused his symptoms.

"I was surprised that it was a-fib. It was a first time for me," he said Friday in a hospital interview.

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, strokes or other heart problems. Ganahl said doctors got their heart back on the rhythm, and he has medications to prevent blood clots.

"It goes well," he said. "I'm coming back to work, I'm sure, next week."

Ganahl was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 201

3, when he spent three weeks in intensive care. He was a meteorologist for WCMH-TV (channel 4) from 1979 until he retired in 2016.

In 2017 he joined WSYX part-time. He makes the forecasts for dinner news on weekdays and sometimes fills in other shows.

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