Senator Barbara A. Mikulski was released today, Friday, July 15th, from Mercy Medical Center in downtown Baltimore. She was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation or an irregular heartbeat. This is a common condition which affects more than 2 million people in the U.S. It is treated through medication. Senator Mikulski will be able to maintain her usual schedule.
Senator Mikulski said, "I am so grateful for the good wishes and support of so many people. I am also thankful for the excellent care provided to me by the staff at Mercy Medical Center. I have thought a lot in recent days about how fortunate I am to have this quality of care. I can't wait to get back to work - to continue my fight to ensure that all Americans have access to the best possible health care - and to meet the day-to-day needs of Marylanders and the long term needs of our nation."
For more information on atrial fibrillation, please contact Dan Collins at Mercy Medical Center at 410-332-9714.