Former Beaufort High School principal Dan Durbin was scheduled to undergo heart tests Monday to look for any blockages.
Durbin was to have an MRI of his heart and an angiogram at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, according to the most recent update the family provided through state Rep. Shannon Erickson. The tests will determine whether Durbin needs a stent, said Erickson, who is acting as family spokesperson, in a Facebook post Sunday.
Durbin will need a defibrillator device, which will be implanted this week, she said. Durbin continues to have short-term memory loss, which doctors have said is normal for someone in Durbin’s condition.
“Grateful thanks to all for the prayers — we can definitely feel them! Hugs from all of us,” Erickson wrote in passing along a message from Durbin’s wife, Angela, and daughter, Hannah.
Durbin was hospitalized Aug. 9 at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville and suffered a heart attack in the hospital the next day, his family said. He was transferred to MUSC in Charleston, where has been treated since.
He was principal at Beaufort High almost nine years before resigning in 2012.