Former President George W. Bush undergoes heart surgery

Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Breaking News from ABC30 in Fresno, California

After a blockage was discovered in an artery in his heart on Monday, former President George W. Bush underwent heart surgery Tuesday morning.

According to Bush spokesman Freddy Ford, during President George W. Bush's annual physical examination on Monday, a blockage was discovered in an artery in his heart. At the recommendation of his doctors, President Bush underwent surgery Tuesday morning to have a stent placed to open the blockage.

The Ford said the procedure was performed successfully at a hospital in Texas. He said President Bush is in high spirits and eager to return home on Wednesday and resume his normal schedule on Thursday.

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