George W. Bush had a stent inserted on Tuesday after doctors found an artery blockage the previous day during a routine check up.
According to a release put out by his office, the 67-year-old was in "high spirits" after the operation and will be discharged from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX. on Wednesday.
The release went on to say that the former president was expected to resume his normal schedule on Thursday and encouraged "us all" to get regular checkups.
Bush's office released the following statement on the procedure:
"During President George W. Bush’s annual physical examination at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas yesterday, a blockage was discovered in an artery in his heart. At the recommendation of his doctors, President Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage. The procedure was performed successfully this morning, without complication, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. President Bush is in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on Thursday. He is grateful to the skilled medical professionals who have cared for him. He thanks his family, friends, and fellow citizens for their prayers and well wishes. And he encourages us all to get our regular check-ups."