Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Gets Heart Stent

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Nov. 26, 2014 -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a stent placed in her heart's right coronary artery during surgery Wednesday.

The procedure was conducted at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after Ginsburg experienced discomfort during exercise Tuesday night and doctors discovered a blockage in the coronary artery, NBC News reported.

Ginsburg, 81, was resting comfortably and was expected to leave the hospital within 48 hours, according to the court.

For the past few years, Ginsberg has been exercising with a personal trainer at the Supreme Court gym. It was during one of those sessions that she experienced the discomfort, NBC News reported.

Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 and is the oldest sitting justice.


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