Bush "Doing Great" After Heart Procedure

The 43rd president is expected to resume his normal schedule by Thursday

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013  |  Updated 3:19 PM CDT
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Bush "Doing Great" After Heart Procedure

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Former President George W. Bush, seen during an event for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in April. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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 said the 43rd president is "doing great" and went home Wednesday morning. 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 said 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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