Former US president George W Bush underwent
surgery Tuesday to clear a blockage in a coronary artery, his office
in Texas said in a statement.
Doctors discovered the problem during a routine annual check-up Monday and recommended he have a stent placed to open the blockage. The surgery was completed successfully Tuesday.
"President Bush is in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on Thursday," the statement said.
"He is grateful to the skilled medical professionals who have cared for him," a spokesman said. "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."
Bush, 67, served as president 2001-2009.
Most Popular Stories
- Koch Brothers Step up Anti-Obamacare Campaign
- FDIC Accuses Big Banks of Fraud, Conspiracy
- Is Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in Andaman Sea?
- Vybz Kartel Convicted of Murder
- Stocks Close Lower Ahead of Crimea Vote
- FDIC Sues Big Banks Over Rate Manipulation
- Ulta Shares Look Good on Strong Q4
- Jittery Investors Dumping Russian Stocks
- U.S. Consumer Sentiment Falls in Early March
- JLo Turns the Tables in New Vid: 'I Luh Ya Papi'