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Former VP Pence undergoes heart surgery to implant pacemaker

Photo courtesy of Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Pence is expected to make a full recovery

Posted: Apr 15, 2021 2:12 PM

FOX News- Former Vice President Mike Pence underwent surgery to implant a pacemaker after experiencing a slow heart rate, his office disclosed on Thursday.

Pence, 61, had a successful procedure to implant the device on Wednesday, according to a press release. He is expected to make a full recovery and return to normal activity within days.

"My family has been truly blessed by the work of these dedicated healthcare professionals," Pence said in a statement.

This is a breaking story. Check back for updates.

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