Dale Bumpers Recovering From Heart Procedure

MAY 20, 2005 - Posted at 8:01 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A spokeswoman for Dale Bumpers says the former Arkansas senator is doing well after having a heart procedure earlier this week.

Bumpers' assistant Connie Edwards said that he is recovering at his home in Bethesda, Maryland.  She said the 79-year-old went to the Washington Hospital Center emergency room with chest pains on Monday.  A blood vessel was cleared and three stents were inserted.

Edwards said that Bumpers may be back in his office today.  Bumpers works with the Washington law firm Arent Fox.  He represented Arkansas for 24 years in the U.S. Senate.

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