Tom Downs asked me to share this with East Polk Rotary club members:
 
"Eric Borseth texted me at nine-thirty Thursday evening to let me know he is in Des Moines Mercy Hospital (Cardiac ICU), following surgery Thursday afternoon to remove blood clots in his leg.
 
Additional tests are scheduled Friday, including a meeting with a cardiac surgeon.  Seems the leg issues are the result of heart and vascular issues.  Open heart surgery looks likely on Monday to replace a mitral valve.
 
Following the text message from Eric, I spoke on the phone with Eric's wife Patty and learned Eric has been dealing with discomfort in his leg for quite some time.  After a scheduled appointment today with his physician, Eric was sent to see a cardiologist and was immediately admitted to the hospital.
 
Patty agreed to keep me updated as more information becomes available.
 
Please  keep Eric in your thoughts and prayers."