Dennis Ross

Dennis Ross for Congress

Ross' Statement on Heart Surgery

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Ross' Statement on Heart Surgery

LAKELAND, Fla., Aug. 8, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement before undergoing a planned, regularly-performed surgery this week to correct a common bicuspid aortic valve birth defect:

“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 in good spirits. “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. I want to thank all of those who have sent their kind and encouraging words and prayers my way. It means the world to Cindy, my boys and me. I am already geared up and excited to get back to work and continue representing the great folks of Florida’s 15th Congressional District.”