President George W. Bush is underwent surgery to insert a stent after an artery blockage was discovered. The 67-year-old former president is reportedly recovering well after the procedure. A statement released from the Bush family noted that the surgery went without complication at a Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
According to the statement, President Bush hopes to be out of the hospital in the next 48-hours. An excerpt from the release issued after the stent surgery reads:
“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.”
In May former President George W. Bush bicycled more than three miles over rugged terrain during the annual Wounded Warriors ride. Journalists who interviewed Mr. Bush after the ride noted that he was barely out of breath and was the other riders had to work hard to keep up with the former Oval Office holder. He was an avid jogger while in office.
The former United States President is reportedly in good spirits and eager to resume his daily schedule by the end of the week. The release after the stent surgery also noted that George W. Bush urged all Americans to get regular checkups. The artery blockage was discovered during Bush’s annual physical at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas on Monday. The heart stent implementation is reportedly a non-invasive procedure.
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