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Bruce Furniss Cleared to Leave Hospital 11 Days after a Major Heart Attack
April 10, 2020—
In what has been a roller-coaster week for Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Bruce Furniss , he has been cleared to leave the hospital after suffering a major heart attack almost 2 weeks ago. The 62-year old Furniss had a heart attack at about 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 29th and was admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, California . He was put into a medically induced coma to help protect his brain from the impacts of the heart attack, and in the 8 or 9 days his condition steadily improved. There were some nerves on Tuesday of this week after Furniss underwent surgery to insert ...
Bruce Furniss Hospitalized after Severe Heart Attack
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
April 1, 2020—
Olympic gold medalist and swimming hall of famer Bruce Furniss has been hospitalized after suffering a severe heart attack Monday, according to his family. Furniss remains in intensive care in his native California. His family has set up an account via Caring Bridge to offer updates on his condition and share support with loved ones. Furniss’ family also released a statement: At the 1976 Olympics, Furniss, 62, won gold in the 200 freestyle in a world-record 1:50.29 to lead an American podium sweep. He joined Mike Bruner, John Naber and Jim Montgomery to set a world record and win gol ...
Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Furniss Awake, Communicating After Heart Attack
April 3, 2020—
Olympic gold medalist Bruce Furniss is awake and communicating after being put in a medically induced coma due to a major heart attack last Sunday. The 62-year-old Furniss won individual gold in the 200 free and a relay gold in the 800 free relay at the 1976 Olympic Games. In his career, he broke 10 world records and 19 American records, and won 11 AAU national titles and six NCAA event titles at USC. All of this came in the context of dealing with a debilitating arthritic condition in his back called ankylosing spondylitis that left him unable to even stand. According to a page set ...
Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Furniss Hopsitalized After "Major Heart Attack"
April 1, 2020—
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Bruce Furniss has been hospitalized after suffering a major heart attack.a The 62-year old Furniss won individual gold in the 200 free and a relay gold in the 800 free relay at the 1976 Olympic Games. In his career, he broke 10 World Records and 19 American Records, and won 11 AAU national titles and 6 NCAA event titles at USC. All of this came among the context of dealing with a debilitating arthritic condition in his back called ankylosing spondylitis that left him unable to even stand. According to a page set up to track his status, Furniss suffered ...