Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell undergoes heart procedure

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, 89, is back in the hospital where he underwent a heart procedure today.

A press release from his wife, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell office’s stated that John Dingell was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit yesterday for an evaluation.

He underwent an angiogram today where doctors determined that he did not have a silent heart attack.

“Mr. Dingell is resting comfortably under doctor’s care and is his usual feisty self,” the release said.

Debbie Dingell said she will stay in Michigan this week instead of traveling to Washington, D.C.

The Dingells took to Twitter yesterday to post an update about John’s hospital stay.

“Back in the hospital. Being old sucks,” John Dingell tweeted.

Debbie Dingell sent a tweet saying, “Thanks to everyone for your good wishes for @JohnDingell’s recovery. He is resting comfortably and is his usual feisty, grouchy self.”

John Dingell was in the hospital last fall after fracturing his hip in a fall.

John Dingell retired in 2014, with Debbie Dingell succeeding him after she won the 12th District House seat during the November 2014 general election.

The former congressman was the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, serving almost 60 years.

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