Pryor Making Progress after Heart Surgery

OCTOBER 16, 2006 - Posted at 3:54 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Former Senator David Pryor is still hospitalized in intensive care.  But a spokeswoman for Pryor's son, Senator Mark Pryor, says doctors say David Pryor is making good progress in his recovery from heart bypass surgery.  Spokeswoman Lisa Ackerman says David Pryor could be home by the middle of this week.

Ackerman says the elder Pryor is still listed in stable condition at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital after quadruple bypass surgery.

Pryor's six-hour surgery was carried out last Wednesday at UAMS after the two-term Arkansas governor and three-term senator checked himself into the hospital two days earlier because of chest pains.

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