Pence Gets Pacemaker After Experiencing Slow Heart Rate
(Bloomberg) -- Former Vice President Mike Pence said he had a pacemaker implanted after experiencing symptoms associated with a slow heart rate during the past two weeks and is expected to fully recover.
Pence, 61, said in a statement that he underwent the procedure to implant a pacemaker Wednesday after consultation with his doctors. He said he disclosed a diagnosis of asymptomatic left bundle branch block in his heart when he was nominated in 2016 as Donald Trump’s running mate.
The former vice president called the surgery at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Northern Virginia, “routine” and said he’s expected to return to normal activity in the coming days.
The former vice president has been expected to appear in public more often after keeping a low profile upon leaving office on Jan. 20, starting with a speech late this month in the early-primary state of South Carolina. He’s also publishing his autobiography as part of a two-book deal, with the first book tentatively scheduled for publication in 2023, Simon & Schuster announced last week.
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