Rep. (D-Calif.) had surgery on Tuesday to insert a stent in his heart after experiencing chest pains, his office announced.
“A CT scan showed partial blockage of an artery that was the likely cause of the symptoms,” Lieu’s chief of staff, Marc Cevasco, said in a Twitter statement on Wednesday. “Yesterday, he underwent stent surgery. It was successful.”
Cevasco said Lieu was recovering at a hospital in Washington, D.C., and would likely be released later on Wednesday. The congressman was expected to miss work in Congress for the rest of the week. The Associated Press noted that stent surgery is in which a tube is used to prop open an artery that has been partially blocked.