Bush Fans At Presidential Library Send Well Wishes To "W" | KERA News

Bush Fans At Presidential Library Send Well Wishes To "W"

Aug 6, 2013

UDPATE:  Dick Hathaway of Rockwall heard the news about former president George W. Bush getting a stent to open a blocked artery as he began his tour of the Bush Presidential Center on the SMU campus.

"He's always riding his bike and exercising. I was shocked," Hathaway said. "I hope he's doing okay."

Matt Moss of Dallas stopped in for an early lunch at Cafe 43 inside the center.  

"It's a bit surprising," Moss said.  "From my understanding he's a runner and a mountain biker, but he's also getting a little bit old, so it shouldn't be a shock.  I hope he's doing well and wish him a speedy recovery."

Bob Davis traveled from Wilton, California specifically to visit the Bush Presidential Center.  He's had two stents and had this advice for the former president:  go play golf.

Original story:

A spokesman for former President George W. Bush says his heart procedure this morning followed a stress test and CT angiogram that confirmed blockage in an artery.

Bush spokesman Freddy Ford says Bush was undergoing his annual physical exam at Dallas’ Cooper Clinic on Monday when the blockage was discovered.

Ford says doctors at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas successfully opened the artery this morning by inserting a stent.

The 43rd president is expected to be released on Wednesday and Ford says he’ll resume a normal schedule Thursday.

Medical personnel who attended Bush have declined to talk about the procedure.