Mike Pence says he received a pacemaker
Former Vice President Mike Pence's office on Thursday said he underwent surgery at a hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, Wednesday to implant a pacemaker after experiencing symptoms associated with a slow heart rate over the past two weeks.
The backdrop: Upon being nominated vice president in 2016, Pence disclosed in his medical records that he was diagnosed with an asymptomatic left bundle branch block, his office said.
What they're saying: "I am grateful for the swift professionalism and care of the outstanding doctors, nurses and staff at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, including Dr. Brett Atwater and Dr. Behnam Tehrani," Pence said in a statement.
- "I also appreciate the consultation of my longtime Indiana physicians, Dr. Michael Busk and Dr. Charles Taliercio at Ascension St. Vincent."
- "My family has been truly blessed by the work of these dedicated healthcare professionals."