Senator Ted Kennedy underwent surgery today to “repair a partially blocked artery in his neck, which was discovered during an examination of a decades-old back injury.”
Kennedy, 75, underwent the hourlong procedure on his left carotid artery – a major supplier of blood to the neck and head – at Massachusetts General Hospital, his office announced.
The operation, performed by Dr. Richard Cambria, the hospital’s chief of vascular surgery, was completed without complications, and the Massachusetts Democrat was expected to be released in several days, his Washington office said in a statement.
Kennedy had been on the stump on Wednesday in the Merrimack Valley campaigning for “Niki Tsongas, a Democrat seeking the 5th Congressional District seat in a special election next week, before heading to Massachusetts General for additional tests.”
Speedy recovery Senator Kennedy… We need you back in the Senate asap!