Bush Has Heart Surgery

President gets a stent put in to fix blocked artery

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Aug 6, 2013 9:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – George W. Bush has successfully undergone a heart procedure after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery. A spokesman for the former president says a stent was inserted during a procedure today in Texas. The blockage was discovered yesterday during Bush's annual physical. The blockage was opened with no complications, according to the spokesman, and Bush is expected to be discharged tomorrow. The spokesman said Bush is "in high spirits" and will resume his normal schedule on Thursday.

Former President George W. Bush sits in the stands during a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers, July 19, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.
Former President George W. Bush sits in the stands during a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers, July 19, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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