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
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)

(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.

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purple6
Aug 7, 2013 8:56 PM CDT
Yeah!!!! Forrest Gump is saved!!!
Devo74
Aug 7, 2013 3:18 PM CDT
Get well GW Bush !!! Long live GW BUSH!
JUNIORHIGHTOWERTEXAN
Aug 6, 2013 9:43 PM CDT
This here is a hero and them grasiest Presdient ever when him come in we had a sirplus and heuns had wars and attakes and stuff and he keepin us safe cept for the one day then we won them wars now this obmao has lost thems wars and we have debit we W come in weuns had no nun debit or wars he was simply them best ever.