Justice Ginsburg undergoes heart surgery

Supreme Court of the United States Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery.

Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the 81-year-old Ginsburg had the procedure Wednesday morning after a coronary blockage was discovered.

Arberg said Ginsburg had some discomfort Tuesday night during routine exercise and was taken to the hospital.

Ginsburg, who has been on the court since 1993, was expected to leave the hospital by Friday morning.


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