George W. Bush recovering from heart surgery

DALLAS  — Former President George W. Bush has successfully undergone a heart procedure after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery.

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Former President George W. Bush

Bush spokesman Freddy Ford says a stent was inserted during a procedure Tuesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The blockage was discovered Monday during Bush's annual physical at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, where the nation's 43rd president lives.

Ford says the blockage was opened with no complications. He says the 67-year-old Bush is expected to be discharged Wednesday.

Ford described Bush as being "in high spirits" and eager to return home. Bush plans to resume his normal schedule Thursday.

Ford also says Bush is grateful to the skilled medical professionals who have cared for him and encourages everyone to get regular checkups.

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David Pinkham's picture

Time will tell

History will treat this courageous leader much more kindly than it will the social worker currently lounging at his former residence.

Tony Capola's picture


I'm surprised that the man has a heart...

JOANNE MOORE's picture


I doubt if he seriously gives a damn for those who can't afford the checkups. Same goes for most politicians. They have theirs, to hell with anyone else.

David  Cote's picture

Before you condemn a man in ill health...

You may want to do a little research on the man's humanitarian endeavours. He's not given very much credit for his efforts in combating HIV and its associated diseases in Africa, (something Obama pointed out with appreciation in his remarks at the opening of the George W. Bush library). In fact, Bush was praised by millions, among those celebrities, for his efforts. Of course none of this is public knowledge since the mainstream press is slanted to the left. He's a much better human being than given credit for, and certainly more classier than someone taking potshots at him in print off an article like this one.


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