Former Vice President Pence gets pacemaker implanted, expects full recovery

By Kevin Breuninger22 days ago

Key Points

  • Former Vice President Mike Pence underwent surgery to have a pacemaker implanted after experiencing “symptoms associated with a slow heart rate,“ according to a statement from his office.
  • The “routine surgery“ was successfully performed Wednesday, the statement said.
  • Pence is “expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days,“ it said.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announces the Trump Administration's plan to create the U.S. Space Force by 2020 during a speech at the Pentagon August 9, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence underwent surgery to have a pacemaker implanted after experiencing “symptoms associated with a slow heart rate,“ his office said Thursday, NBC News reported.

The “routine surgery“ was successfully performed Wednesday, according to the statement from Pence's office, which said the 61-year-old former vice president is “expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days.“

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