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Dennis Ross has a heart?



U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross will have a "planned, regularly-performed surgery this week to correct a common bicuspid aortic valve birth defect," his office said.

“Upon informing some of my family and friends of my scheduled surgery, many were surprised that as a lawyer and politician I even had a heart,” Ross said. "Fortunately, my doctors told me I have a good heart, and I just need a new valve and a little ‘re-piping.’ I have been living with this very common defect since I was born, and I have still lived a healthy, normal and fulfilled life. This surgery is routine maintenance with a full recovery expected."

The Lakeland Republican is 56.

[Last modified: Monday, August 8, 2016 10:27am]


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