HOUSTON, Tex. - Former President George W. Bush is in "high spirits"after heart surgery early this morning, his office said Tuesday.
During a physical examination on Monday, doctors found a blockage in the artery of the former president's heart, said Bush spokesman Freddy Ford.
"At the recommendation of his doctors, President Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage," Ford said. "The procedure was performed successfully this morning, without complication, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital."
Bush, 67, is scheduled to return home Wednesday and "resume his normal schedule on Thursday," Ford said.
Ford added that ex-president "is grateful to the skilled medical professionals who have cared for him ... and he encourages us all to get our regular check-ups."
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