Gov. Robert Bentley Undergoes Treatment for Irregular Heartbeat at Montgomery Hospital

Photo from Twitter page of Gov. Robert Bentley

Gov. Robert Bentley has undergone what’s being called a “routine procedure” at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery. The Governor’s communications director released the following statement this morning:

“This morning,  Governor Bentley briefly underwent a common, routine procedure for atrial fibrillation. Governor Bentley is feeling well and there are no serious medical concerns. The Governor is expected to return to work right away and he is continuing to work on key legislation such as the Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative. He looks forward to continuing his work with other governors on the Repeal and Replacement of the Affordable Care Act, and working hard for the people of our state.”

This afternoon, the Governor tweeted a photo, along with this message: “Thanks for the great care from doctors & nurses. God bless you all for your prayers, texts & phone calls. Headed home, getting back to work!”

Baptist Medical Center South released this statement regarding the Governor’s stay:
“Governor Robert Bentley was admitted to Baptist Medical Center South with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat),” said Tiffany Bass, MSN, RN, CNML, Director of Cardiovascular Services at Baptist Medical Center South. “He underwent a trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE) and cardioversion procedure which has successfully restored a normal heart rhythm. On behalf of the staff at Baptist South, it is our pleasure to have provided care for Governor Bentley.”

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