John - Heart Institute
John Lee first noticed his racing heart in 2005. In 2009, the week of his daughter's wedding, two episodes landed him in the emergency center. Atrial fibrillation, the most common of irregular heartbeats, affects more than 2 million people in the United States. Lee underwent a surgical procedure for his condition in 2010, performed by St. John surgeon Mark Milton, MD; today he is free of arrhythmia medications and blood thinners, and does heavy labor without worry.