Mike Pence recovering after receiving a pacemaker

Mike Pence.
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Former Vice President Mike Pence underwent surgery on Wednesday to have a pacemaker implanted, and is "expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days," his office said Thursday.

Pence, 61, was previously diagnosed with the heart condition asymptomatic left bundle branch block, and the pacemaker was implanted after he experienced symptoms related to a slow heart rate, The Associated Press reports.

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