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Boozman recovering after unscheduled heart surgery

By ArkansasOnline

This article was originally published April 22, 2014 at 10:40 a.m. Updated April 22, 2014 at 4:19 p.m.

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3:45 p.m. Update:

U.S. Sen. John Boozman is recovering after undergoing an unscheduled heart surgery Tuesday morning at a hospital in Rogers, according to a statement from his office.

While the news release does not specify the type of heart surgery performed on the Republican senator, it states that Boozman "responded well to the surgery" and doctors are monitoring his recovery.

Boozman was taken to the hospital overnight after suffering from pain in his chest and arm, according to the release.

Read Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

Earlier:

U.S. Sen. John Boozman is undergoing unscheduled surgery Tuesday morning at an Arkansas hospital, his office said.

Boozman, 63, "is receiving excellent care," a statement on his website says, without specifying his ailment.

Patrick Creamer, a spokesman for Boozman, said he did not have information on what prompted the surgery or specifics about the procedure. He said information was coming in from Boozman's family and would be released as soon as possible.

"He's doing well," Creamer said.

The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal reported that Boozman was taken to the Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas emergency room for emergency heart surgery, but that couldn't be immediately confirmed.

Creamer said he could not divulge the hospital. When asked whether it was an emergency procedure, he said only that it was "unscheduled."

The senator had been scheduled to speak this morning at the opening of the first stretch of the Bella Vista Bypass.

Calls to two Boozman spokesmen weren't immediately answered.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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Packman says... April 22, 2014 at 4:50 p.m.

Prayers for Senator Boozman.

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Populist says... April 22, 2014 at 7:31 p.m.

Yes. Our prayers are with you.

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