The surgery was necessitated after doctors found a blockage in the artery of Bush's heart during a physical examination on Monday. "At the recommendation of his doctors, President Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage." Freddy Ford said.

The procedure at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas went off "without complication" on Tuesday morning, he added. The 43rd President of the US was expected to be discharged on Wednesday and resume his normal schedule the following day.

(Agencies)

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