Thursday, October 12, 2006
Former President Ford in hospital for tests
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (CNN) -- Former President Gerald Ford was
rehospitalized Thursday for medical tests, and is "doing well," according to
his chief-of-staff, Penny Circle.
In a brief written statement, she said he was admitted to Eisenhower
Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. More details would be released later,
Ford, 93, was discharged from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in
late August, after undergoing an angioplasty procedure to reduce or eliminate
blockages in his coronary arteries. Angioplasty involves inserting a
catheter-guided balloon to expand blocked arteries.
His office said he received stents in two of his coronary arteries to
increase blood flow, as well as a cardiac pacemaker.
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