George W. Bush now home after heart procedure

8/7/2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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FILE – In this April 25, 2013, file photo former President George W. Bush turns to wave as he leaves with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama after the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. Bush has successfully undergone a heart procedure after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery. Bush spokesman Freddy Ford says a stent was inserted during a procedure Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

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DALLAS  — Former President George W. Bush has been discharged from a Dallas hospital a day after having a heart procedure to ease a blocked artery.

Spokesman Freddy Ford says the 43rd president is “doing great” and went home early today. Further details weren’t released.

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.