George W. Bush doing well after heart procedure

FILE - This May 31, 2013 file photo shows former President George W. Bush during the unveiling their of his in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Bush has successfully undergone a heart procedure after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
FILE - This May 31, 2013 file photo shows former President George W. Bush during the unveiling their of his in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Bush has successfully undergone a heart procedure after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

DALLAS (AP) — An aide says former President George W. Bush is “doing great” while recovering from a heart procedure at a Dallas hospital and should be going home soon.

Spokesman Freddy Ford says the 43rd president is expected to be discharged Wednesday. He would not give a specific time.

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.

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