Washington Senator, Dan Swecker, To Undergo Heart Valve Replacement Surgery

The vice chairman of the state Senate minority caucus, Republican Dan Swecker of Rochester, is in the hospital with a heart problem. Swecker’s staff say he was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington by ambulance after what seemed to be a heart attack Saturday night.

Dan Swecker, Senator From Washington, Has Heart Valve Surgery

According to a news release Tuesday, tests show Swecker has a congenital heart valve abnormality (potentially a bicuspid heart valve). An operation to fix the problem is planned for this week. According to the news release, Dan Swecker is in critical care but stable condition.

Swecker joins a long list of public personalities to have heart valve surgery including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Lehrer, Jessie Helms, Charlie Rose and Rodney Dangerfield.

All the best for a speedy recovery Senator Swecker!

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