Former Prime Minister, John Howard recovering from heart scare

Former Prime Minister John Howard was rushed to hospital earlier this week with a heart complaint, and has since had heart surgery during which two stents were inserted.  According to ABC reports, Mr Howard is resting at home after receiving treatment in Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital.

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The 75-year-old was playing golf on Monday when he experienced a tightness in the chest and went to Royal North Shore Hospital’s Emergency Department the reports say.

He was then transferred to North Shore Private where he had two stents inserted.

Spokesmen for Mr Howard say in both the ABC and Fairfax media that he was discharged on Friday afternoon and would be expected to be returning to work in his office next week, although unable to exert with golf or other sports for a month or more.

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