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Former President Gerald Ford, seen in April, is in the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. following an angioplasty.
updated 8/25/2006 1:38:09 PM ET 2006-08-25T17:38:09

Former President Ford underwent an angioplasty procedure at the Mayo Clinic, his spokeswoman said Friday.

Stents were placed in two of his coronary arteries to increase blood flow during the procedure performed Thursday, according to the statement from Penny Circle, Ford’s spokeswoman.

She said the former president was resting comfortably in his hospital room.

Mayo Clinic spokesman John Murphy confirmed the procedure, but would not comment further.
Ford, 93, and his wife, Betty, live in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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