Former U.S. president George W. Bush watches before the start of the MLB American League baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox in Arlington, Texas April 30, 2013. REUTERS/ Former U.S. president George W. Bush had a blocked artery. Credit: Reuters


Former U.S. President George W. Bush underwent a surgical procedure at a Dallas hospital Tuesday to have a stent placed in his heart for a blocked artery, U.S. media reported.


Bush was "in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on Thursday," spokesman Freddy Ford was quoted as saying in the Dallas Morning News.