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Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockage

By: Associated Press//November 26, 2014//

Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockage

By: Associated Press//November 26, 2014//

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday morning to address an artery blockage.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday morning to address an artery blockage. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

By SAM HANANEL
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery.

Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the 81-year-old Ginsburg had the procedure Wednesday morning after a coronary blockage was discovered.

Arberg said Ginsburg had some discomfort Tuesday night during routine exercise and was taken to the hospital.

Ginsburg is expected to leave the hospital in the next 48 hours.

Ginsberg has been on the court since 1993.

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