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Last updated on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:03 am

John Boozman

Boozman in Intensive Care Following Surgery for Aortic Aneurysm (UPDATE)

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Arkansas) remains in the specialized cardiovascular intensive care unit at a Rogers hospital, recovering from emergency surgery brought on by an aortic aneurysm, a source told the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. Boozman, 63, was taken to the Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas emergency room by ambulance after midnight and later underwent a heart procedure. The surgery lasted several hours, according to Boozman spokesman Patrick Creamer, who did not offer any further details on the kind of surgery or what prompted it. “I can only offer [details] family has provided,” he said. “As they can provide more details, we will update.” According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, an aneurysm is a bulge or "ballooning" in the wall of an artery.... [ MORE ]

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