Bush Had Serious Heart Problem

    Former U.S. president George W. Bush watches before the start of the MLB American League baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox in Arlington, Texas April 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL) - RTXZ5LO

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    Things were more dire with President George W. Bush’s heart surgery this summer than previously reported. They were “life-threatening,” in fact. “With a blockage like that in a main artery, you’re supposed to die,” a source told the National Journal. “He was pretty lucky they caught it.” Bush had a stent put in to clear the blockage, but it was described at the time as a routine procedure. But in reality, a major artery was 95 percent blocked—and he was at risk of a “grave cardiac event,” sources said.

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