It has been two years since Ruth Garrett of Clarksburg trusted her heart to the expert cardiac team at Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center. 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 Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center and Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, 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!”

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