Heart surgery

Dolores’ boyfriend Paul undergoes heart surgery to save his life

The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dolores Catania reveals her boyfriend, Paul Connel, is recovering from life-saving surgery.

Dolores Catania The Real Housewives of New Jersey is happy her boyfriend, Paul Connell, is back after life-saving heart surgery. The couple only became public after the New Year, but it seems that the housewife fell hard. Fortunately, Paul appears to be on the mend as Dolores takes care of him.

As RHONJ viewers know, Dolores has always been extremely independent when it came to having a man in her life. Her partner in crime just happens to be her ex-husband, Frank Catania, with fans often hoping they’ll reconcile their differences. Dolores has never tried to hide her love life and has been pretty open with fans about what she’s looking for. Dolores has recently been linked to her longtime boyfriend, David Principe. Unfortunately, the union with the doctor didn’t work out since he was married to his job, and she wanted more commitment, not a Porsche.


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Dolores found herself in love once again, this time with Paul. page 6 recently confirmed that the new man in her life had undergone heart surgery. Dolores shared with the outlet that for the past eight years, Paul has battled an irregular heartbeat that many doctors assumed was atrial fibrillation. During a recent checkup, Paul was told he had SVT or supraventricular tachycardia. The 51-year-old then revealed her Irish beau had seen other doctors, only to be told he had Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

Dolores Catania raising a hand and looking serious on RHONJ

According to Mayo Clinic, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a rare birth defect. The disease has also been attributed to cardiac deaths. Dolores told readers that “It’s a very dangerous syndrome that causes an extra electrical pathway in the heart.” Viewers were grateful for the sweet update as the couple could soon become new fan favorites when the new season of RHONJ tunes. According to Paul, the last eight years of his life have been of poor quality and he is delighted to have a new breath of life.

Dolores has always been a fan of checkups, especially after her breast cancer scare. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has been all about healthy living. Fans watched her treat her mother after her own surgeries. Now viewers are gearing up for an all-new season in the Garden State and hoping to see Paul on the show after his full recovery. Until then, followers can keep an update on Dolores and Paul via her social media channels, where she always makes sure to post updates.

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Sources: Page Six, Mayo Clinic

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