George W. Bush Undergoes Heart Procedure

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 10:11 am
By: News 9

Without complications, former President George W. Bush had a stent implanted Tuesday morning to fix a blocked artery in his heart, which doctors discovered during a routine physical on Aug. 5.

The procedure was performed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas where the 67-year-old former president "is in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on Thursday," his office said in a statement.

While his former vice president, Dick Cheney, has a long history of heart issues, Mr. Bush has been known for his fitness over the years. In May, Mr. Bush took part in his annual 100-kilometer mountain bike ride with wounded warriors organized through his presidential institute.