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Former U.S. President George W Bush Undergoes Heart Surgery

Update Date: Aug 06, 2013 10:09 AM EDT

The former United States President, George W. Bush has undergone an invasive procedure this Tuesday morning. According to Bush's office, the 43rd President was recommended to have heart surgery after doctors from the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, TX discovered a blockage during a yearly physical examination. The blockage was discovered on Monday and immediate actions were taken as doctors placed a stent in Bush's artery the following day. The procedure was done at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Bush is currently in stable condition, recovering from his surgery at the hospital.

The statement that Bush's office released reads:

                        During President George W. Bush's annual physical examination at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas yesterday, a blockage was discovered in an artery in his heart. At the recommendation of his doctors, President Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage. The procedure was performed successfully this morning, without complication, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. President Bush is in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on Thursday. He is grateful to the skilled medical professionals who have cared for him. He thanks his family, friends, and fellow citizens for their prayers and well wishes. And he encourages us all to get our regular check-ups.

Before Bush served the country from 2001 to 2009, he was a politician and a businessman. He was also the son of former President George H.W. Bush who was the U.S.'s 41st president. Since his presidency, Bush has kept a low profile and has made some public appearances. Bush is expected to make a full recovery and resume his schedule on Thursday. 

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