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Former President George W. Bush Undergoes Minor Heart Procedure

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Former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, at the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, at the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Former President George W. Bush underwent a minor heart procedure on Tuesday morning after doctors discovered a blockage in the artery of his heart.

The blockage was found during an annual physical at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas on Monday.

At the recommendation of his doctors, Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage. The procedure was performed early Tuesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital without complication.

The Office of the former President released the following update:

“President Bush is in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on Thursday.  He is grateful to the skilled medical professionals who have cared for him.  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.”

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