Saturday, May 7, 2011

Breaking News: Terry Curry To Undergo Heart Surgery


Tonight, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office announced that Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry will undergo heart surgery on Monday. I wish Terry the best, and I know he is in good hands at St. Vincent. My father had surgery there twice, and the doctors are phenomenal.

Here is the release from the Marion County Democratic Party:

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry will undergo cardiac bypass surgery on Monday, his office announced today. At an afternoon briefing, Chief Deputy David Rimstidt and Dr. Ed Fry, cardiologist with the St. Vincent Medical Group, provided an overview of the procedure, and the administration of the duties of the Prosecutor’s Office in Curry’s absence.

On Friday afternoon, Prosecutor Curry began to feel unwell and drove himself to the hospital. Tests revealed he has arterial blockage. Based on the recommendation of his physician, Curry will undergo cardiac bypass surgery.

Prosecutor Curry leads an active and healthy lifestyle; however, his family has a history of heart problems. He has always monitored his health, is a non-smoker, and exercises three times a week. Prosecutor Curry is being treated by the cardiologists at the St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana and is expected to make a full recovery following the procedure. He is currently alert, awake and resting in the hospital.
“The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will be without our leader for the coming weeks, but it will function seamlessly,” said Chief Deputy David Rimstidt. “All ten of our divisions have very capable and experienced supervisors and it will be business as usual as we carry out the essential mission of the MCPO.”

While Prosecutor Curry recovers from his home, Rimstidt and Chief Counsel Laurel Judkins will manage the day-to-day administration of the Prosecutor’s Office.
"I am very fortunate to have access to world-class healthcare in Central Indiana, and I look forward to continuing the work of the MCDP during my recovery and when I return to my daily routine in the office," Prosecutor Curry said. "I strongly encourage anyone with a history of heart problems to ensure they are regularly evaluated by their physicians, and ensure they and their loved ones are educated about steps to good heart health."

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