Ruth Bader Ginsburg heart surgery: Justice expected to be released in next two days.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Had Emergency Heart Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Had Emergency Heart Surgery

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Nov. 26 2014 11:28 AM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Had Emergency Heart Surgery

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Ginsburg in 2012.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had emergency heart surgery and is recuperating, the court says. From Bloomberg:

The 81-year-old Ginsburg, a two-time cancer survivor, is expected to be released in the next 48 hours, the court said in a one-paragraph statement. She was hospitalized after experiencing discomfort last night during exercise at the court, and doctors discovered a blockage in her right coronary artery.
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Staff at MedStar Washington Hospital Center placed a stent in that artery.