Video: Barbara Bush leaves ICU

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updated 3/8/2009 1:07:39 AM ET 2009-03-08T06:07:39

Former first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday was moved out of the intensive care unit of the Texas hospital where she had successful heart surgery .

The 83-year-old wife of former President George H.W. Bush had surgery Thursday to replace her aortic valve at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Hospital spokeswoman Gale Smith said Barbara Bush was moved to a regular hospital room and is in good condition. She could remain in the hospital for as long as another week.

Smith said Barbara Bush was up and walking Saturday morning and was eating and in good spirits.

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