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Supervisor Burgis Recovering After Successful Pacemaker Implant

by ECT

BRENTWOOD — Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Chair Diane Burgis is recovering at home following successful surgery to implant a pacemaker as a precaution to help steady an irregular heartbeat. Doctors discovered the irregular heartbeat during a series of routine preventative medical visits.

The surgery went very smoothly, and while she will need to take it easy for a few weeks during recovery, she will not skip a beat in fulfilling the duties of her office. The residents of Contra Costa County, particularly those in District 3, will continue to receive the same high level of service, sound decision-making, and representation they depend on and deserve.

Since birth, Supervisor Burgis has been living with a congenital heart defect and was diagnosed with aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the aortic valve, and had a successful valve replacement surgery in February 2019.

She thanks the medical team at Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek and her physicians for their care and encourages everyone to keep up with their regular medical visits, especially during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

“If I hadn’t gone in for my routine preventative appointments, I wouldn’t have known that my heart was not doing its job to its full capacity,” Supervisor Burgis observed. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been encouraging people to keep up with their regular exams and tests rather than waiting to get medical care. I’m glad that I followed my advice.”

Cards and well wishes may be sent to Burgis at her main office, 3361 Walnut Blvd., Suite 140, Brentwood, CA 94513.

Burgis represents District 3, the largest of the five Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor districts, including Antioch, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, and Oakley in East Contra Costa County and Blackhawk, Diablo, and Tassajara Valley in the southern portion of the district.

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Street-Sweeper Oct 22, 2021 - 5:26 pm

“Routine preventative medical visits” since when does insurance pay for anything preventative.😏

Ray Oct 23, 2021 - 2:23 pm

Am I supposed to care?
Being a politician makes her
better than anyone else?

Nobody cares! Oct 24, 2021 - 7:26 pm

Who cares!! a do nothing politician , sucking tax payer money and never done shit! Her medical is paid by taxpayers. Nobody cares about her health issues. Maybe weight loss would be a good choice.

Simonpure Oct 25, 2021 - 9:03 am

That’s just wrong on so many levels

Agreed Oct 25, 2021 - 5:39 pm

I agree! Wrong to place more importance on her health versus anyone elses. Wrong that she doesn’t take responsibility for her own health. . Wrong that she hasn’t done anything significant, wrong that she collects the salary that she does and has a staff of like 10 that dont accomplish much either.
Yes!! Wrong on so many levels!

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