George W. Bush now home after heart procedure

In this April 25, 2013 file photo, former President George W. Bush speaks during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, Pool, File)

August 7, 2013 7:16:07 AM PDT
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 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 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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