George W. Bush Has Heart Surgery For Blocked Artery

Source: David Jackson / USA Today

Former president George W. Bush is in “high spirits”after heart surgery Tuesday morning, his office said.

During a physical examination Monday, doctors found a blockage in an artery of the former president’s heart, said Bush spokesman Freddy Ford.

“At the recommendation of his doctors, President Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage,” Ford said.

The procedure at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas went off “without complication” early Tuesday, Ford said.

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