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11:13 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Senator John Boozman Recovering From Emergency Heart Surgery

U.S. Senator John Boozman of Arkansas
File photo of Sen. John Boozman

Senator John Boozman underwent emergency heart surgery Tuesday in Rogers.

Many of the details are still unknown but Boozman’s spokesman Patrick Creamer said it appears things are going smoothly.

“Doctors have been very pleased with the way he’s responded to the surgery thus far. They’re supposed to let us know at the time of completion and we’ll have a full statement from the family,” said Creamer.

Creamer said the 63-year-old senator’s surgery lasted well over two hours.

Boozman had a full day of public appearances scheduled.

UPDATE: Press Release from Sen. Boozman's office.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is in recovery following heart surgery in Rogers, Arkansas.

Boozman, 63, was taken to the hospital overnight after suffering from pain in his chest and arm. After running several tests doctors admitted Boozman and performed heart surgery today.

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.