Since 1969, America has designated February as “Heart Month” — a distinction that’s personal for me. Eleven years ago, shortly after I was sworn in to Congress, I was taken to the hospital after fainting during a workout. The good doctors at The George Washington University Hospital diagnosed me with bradycardia (a slow heartbeat) and outfitted me with a dual-chamber pacemaker. I flew home the next day and have been healthy ever since. Others are not as lucky.
Over the past 20 years, America has fully embraced the technological revolution, spurring an incredible economic boom. This revolution continues to be a driving force in our economy and allows for innovation in many fields, including the healthcare industry.