Mike Pence Undergoes Surgery to Install a Pacemaker for His Heart
Pence had experienced symptoms associated with a slow heart rate
Former Vice President Mike Pence has undergone surgery to install a pacemaker for his heart, according to reports.
Pence’s office said:
“The routine surgery was successful, and he is expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days."
Pence had experienced symptoms associated with a slow heart rate after consulting his doctors, his office said.
Pence praised staff at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute in Fairfax, Virginia, and his personal physicians for his care.
Pence said in a statement to reporters after the surgery:
“My family has been truly blessed by the work of these dedicated healthcare professionals."
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Pence disclosed a diagnosis of asymptomatic left bundle branch block in his heart after he was nominated as the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2016.
The Hill reported:
Pence, 61, has largely remained out of the public eye since leaving office in January, though he has remained involved in the conservative movement.
Earlier this month, the former vice president launched Advancing American Freedom, an advocacy group that he said would defend conservative values while opposing the Biden administration's agenda.
Since leaving office, he has also joined the Heritage Foundation as a distinguished visiting fellow, where he has a regular column and podcast.
He also joined former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) Young America's Foundation as a scholar.
Pence was expected to speak later this month in South Carolina in his first speech since leaving office.
It's unclear if he will still attend after his procedure.