Ex-Governor at Home After Bypass Surgery - KLFY News 10

June 28, 2005

Ex-Governor at Home After Bypass Surgery

Former Governor Buddy Roemer Former Governor Buddy Roemer

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Former Governor Buddy Roemer is at home, recovering from triple bypass heart surgery.

The 61-year-old Roemer entered the hospital a week ago for the surgery.

He went home from Baton Rouge General Medical Center on Saturday.

Roemer says he's doing fine, though he was a bit anemic after the surgery.

Since then, he says he's started walking for about five minutes, three times a day.

He says he hopes to build up his endurance over the next few weeks before slowly returning to work.

The heart problem was detected during a routine annual general physical when his doctor ordered a stress test.



(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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