Mike Pence Gets Pacemaker

Marco Green
April 16, 2021

Former VP Mike Pence is recovering from a Wednesday surgery in which he had a pacemaker installed, reports the Indianapolis Star.

It said he had been diagnosed with asymptomatic left bundle branch block, a problem that prevents the heart's electrical wiring system from producing the normal signals that trigger a heartbeat.

The 61-year-old's office says Pence had been experiencing "symptoms associated with a slow heart rate" over the past two weeks, necessitating the procedure at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia. I also appreciate the consultation of my longtime IN physicians, Dr. Michael Busk and Dr. Charles Taliercio at Ascension St. Vincent.

"My family has been truly blessed by the work of these dedicated healthcare professionals", Pence said in a statement to reporters after the surgery.

In February, the former vice president joined conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation as a distinguished visiting fellow, and became the Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar at Young America's Foundation. Earlier this month, he launched "Advancing American Freedom", a political advocacy group.

When he was nominated as Donald Trump's running mate in the 2016 presidential election, the former in governor disclosed his medical history, including a diagnosis of asymptomatic left bundle branch block, a condition that can be a sign of an underlying heart condition.

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