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Senator Inhofe Has Quadruple Bypass Surgery


Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofeis expected to be away from Washington for at least two weeks as he recovers from emergency quadruple bypass surgery last week at a Tulsa hospital, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Inhofe, 79, who is seeking a fourth term in office next year, said the massive blockage was discovered last week during a routine doctor’s visit. He returned home to Tulsa and had emergency surgery on Friday at St. John Medical Center.

“The discovery shocked me as I had no visible symptoms that something was wrong,” Inhofe said in a statement Tuesday. “Today, I am feeling great and am fully engaged with my work here in Oklahoma.”

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