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Sen. Boozman recovering after heart surgery

  • McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 2:51 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 5:23 a.m.

Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., is in recovery after heart surgery, his office said Tuesday. The 63-year-old senator was taken to the hospital overnight after suffering chest and arm pain.

“After running several tests doctors admitted Boozman and performed heart surgery today,” his office said.

“Doctors say he responded well to the surgery and are monitoring his recovery. Boozman’s family has visited with him and are hopeful for a full recovery. The family is appreciative of the thoughts and prayers from well-wishers.

“Please direct any questions to his official office and respect the family’s privacy at this time. Additional updates will be provided by his Senate office once more information is available.”

Boozman was a five-term House of Representatives member from Arkansas. He won his Senate seat in 2010.

Congress is in a recess for the Easter and Passover holidays, and is scheduled to return April 28.

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