Pence recovering after heart procedure

Rep. Greg Pence, R-Indiana, is recovering after undergoing a heart procedure this past weekend.

The 65-year-old congressman said in a statement Monday that he underwent a procedure this past weekend at Columbus Regional Hospital after experiencing “minor chest discomfort.”

Pence did not disclose the specific medical procedure that was done but said that he expects to make a full recovery from home with his wife Denise and his family.

“I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone to always seek medical attention when you aren’t feeling well,” Pence said in the statement. “Cardiac care can’t wait. Doing nothing is simply not an option. I am extremely thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff at Columbus Regional Hospital for their proactive attention to keep my heart healthy.”

The procedure came about 14 months after Pence’s younger brother, former Vice President Mike Pence, 63, underwent surgery to have a pacemaker implanted.

At the time, Vice President Pence’s staff told The Associated Press that the procedure went well and that Pence was “expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days.”

The former vice president had previously been diagnosed with a heart condition called asymptomatic left bundle branch block.

Rep. Greg Pence is seeking a third term in Congress and is the Republican nominee for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District in the November general election after defeating challenger James Alspach in the 2022 GOP primary.

Indiana’s 6th Congressional District includes most of Bartholomew County.