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Former Vice President Mike Pence Gets Pacemaker Heart Surgery

Former Vice President Mike Pence Gets Pacemaker Heart Surgery

Former Vice President Mike Pence is recovering from surgery.

The 61-year-old politican underwent surgery to have a pacemaker implanted after experiencing “symptoms associated with a slow heart rate,” his office said in a statement on Thursday (April 15), NBC News reported.

The “routine” surgery was successfully performed one day before on Wednesday (April 14), according to the statement from the former Vice President’s office. He is “expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days.”

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He was previously diagnosed with asymptomatic left bundle branch block, and felt symptoms for two weeks before consulting doctors and undergoing the procedure at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia.

“I am grateful for the swift professionalism and care of the outstanding doctors, nurses and staff at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, including Dr. Brett Atwater and Dr. Behnam Tehrani. I also appreciate the consultation of my longtime Indiana physicians, Dr. Michael Busk and Dr. Charles Taliercio at Ascension St. Vincent. My family has been truly blessed by the work of these dedicated healthcare professionals,” he said in the statement.

At the same time, it was revealed First Lady Dr. Jill Biden also underwent a medical procedure this week with the President by her side.

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