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Bush treated for blocked artery

Former U.S. president George W. Bush watches before the start of the MLB American between the Rangers and White Sox in Arlington, TexasDALLAS — Former President George W. Bush underwent successful surgery at a Dallas hospital today to place a stent in a blocked heart artery, a spokesman said.

Bush, 67, was “in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on Thursday,” spokesman Freddy Ford said in a statement.

Doctors discovered the blockage yesterday during Bush’s annual physical exam at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, the statement said. Doctors recommended a stent to open the blockage and he underwent surgery on Tuesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, the statement said. (Reuters)

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