George W. Bush doing well after heart procedure

Former President George W. Bush participates in a signing ceremony for the joint use agreement between the National Archives and the George W. Bush Presidential Center Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 7, 2013 8:11:13 AM PDT
An aide says former President George W. Bush is "doing great" while recovering from a heart procedure at a Dallas hospital and should be going home soon.

Spokesman Freddy Ford says the 43rd president is expected to be discharged Wednesday. He would not give a specific time.

Doctors at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Tuesday inserted a stent to help prop open an artery. The blockage was discovered Monday during Bush's annual physical at a clinic in Dallas, where he lives.

Ford says the 67-year-old former president is expected to resume his normal schedule by Thursday.

Bush has a reputation as a fitness buff and is known to enjoy jogging, riding bicycles and doing other exercise to keep in shape.


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