Dancing Her Way to 87
It has been two years since Ruth Garrett of Clarksburg trusted her heart to the expert cardiac team at Washington Adventist Hospital. She underwent a minimally invasive heart procedure, called a transradial catheterization, to open up her blocked heart arteries. The intervention helped her regain her stamina and continue participating in her favorite hobby — tap dancing.
Ruth credits Michael Chen, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist at Washington Adventist and Shady Grove Adventist Hospitals, and her team of nurses and caregivers for giving her another chance at a lively, active life at the age of 85.
So how is Ruth doing now? “I’m still taking my dance classes twice a week, and spending time with my family and friends,” said Ruth. “I eat a healthy diet and look forward to celebrating my 87th birthday in September!”
Watch Ruth’s story here:
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