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George W. Bush back at home following heart procedure

Former President George W. Bush returned home on Wednesday following a heart procedure to fix a blocked artery.

The 67-year-old is "doing great" after Tuesday's successful operation to open his artery with a stent, his spokesperson Freddy Ford said. Bush spent the night at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas before leaving Wednesday morning. He will resume his regular schedule on Thursday.

Doctors found the blockage during a routine physical Monday and recommended he undergo the procedure. Bush, who has a history of staying in top physical shape, had never been diagnosed with any heart problems prior to this week.