- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John Boozman’s office says the Arkansas Republican has successfully undergone a follow-up procedure to his 2014 heart surgery.

The senator underwent the procedure Tuesday and is recovering at a Washington-area hospital. His office says he is looking forward to returning to work when the Senate reconvenes next month.

Boozman’s office says the procedure had been recommended by doctors who have been monitoring his condition since a tear in his aorta was surgically repaired in 2014.

Boozman had emergency surgery on April 22, 2014, after complaining of chest and arm pain before a highway dedication in Gravette, a city in northwest Arkansas.

The 66-year-old eye doctor was first elected to the Senate in 2010, and he won re-election last year.

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