Update: Recovery Continues to Progress Positively for Sen. John Boozman

Published 04/24 2014 03:16PM

Updated 04/24 2014 03:17PM

U.S. Sen. John Boozman
U.S. Sen. John Boozman
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman’s recovery following successful heart surgery continues to progress positively.

He remains hospitalized but doctors have moved him from the intensive care unit to a private recovery room.

Boozman has been in stable condition since the successful operation to remedy an acute aortic dissection.

His family, who continues to be with him at the hospital, has indicated that doctors are amazed at how quickly Boozman is recovering from the surgery. As he continues to regain strength, Boozman has been conversational with family for long stretches of the day and walking frequently with the aid of medical staff.

Boozman, 63, was taken to the hospital early Tuesday morning, by his wife Cathy, after suffering pain in his chest and shoulder. He was, at the time of transport, alert, responsive and in good spirits despite the discomfort and pain. After running several tests, doctors diagnosed Boozman with an acute aortic dissection and he was admitted for immediate surgery. The surgeons who performed the operation, which lasted several hours, said that Boozman responded well to the procedure

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