Milwaukee mayor undergoes angioplasty

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he feels fine after undergoing an angioplasty to unblock two heart vessels.

Barrett was hospitalized for exhaustion after a 20-kilometer run Sunday. He underwent the angioplasty on Monday and is back at his City Hall office after being released from the hospital Tuesday.

Barrett, who turned 60 on Sunday, says he had been put on medication to lower his blood pressure.

He says an EKG at the hospital determined there was no muscle damage to his heart.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) reports the mayor plans to resume his running regiment as soon as his doctors give him the OK.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

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