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UPDATE: Sen. John Boozman Recovering After Open Heart Surgery

Arkansas Senator John Boozman is recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery.
UPDATE: U.S. Senator John Boozman is in recovery following heart surgery in Rogers, Arkansas.

Boozman, 63, was taken to the hospital overnight after suffering from pain in his chest and arm. After running several tests doctors admitted Boozman and performed heart surgery today.

Doctors say he responded well to the surgery and are monitoring his recovery. Boozman’s family has visited with him and are hopeful for a full recovery. The family is appreciative of the thoughts and prayers from well-wishers.

Please direct any questions to his official office and respect the family’s privacy at this time. Additional updates will be provided by his Senate office once more information is available.


Rogers, AR -- Arkansas Senator John Boozman is recovering from emergency heart surgery.

According to his staff, the 63 year-old Boozman had the operation this morning.

The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal reports that Boozman was taken to the Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas emergency room by ambulance.

Boozman's office sent the following statement this morning:

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is undergoing surgery at an Arkansas hospital and is receiving excellent care.

Additional updates will be provided by his Senate office once more information is available.
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