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

By Adam Pick on May 30, 2008

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!

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

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