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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett had angioplasty this week

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett underwent an angioplasty this week to remove blockages from two heart vessels.

Barrett, an avid runner, was hospitalized for exhaustion at the end of a 20-kilometer run on Sunday which marked his 60th birthday.  

He said Wednesday that he plans to resume his running regimen in a few weeks, after he's medically-cleared to do so. He said he was not sure to what degree his arteries were blocked, and an EKG at Wheaton Franciscan-Wisconsin Heart Hospital showed no muscle damage to the heart.  

Barrett said he felt blessed that a problem was detected and treated. He spent two days in the hospital before he was released Tuesday.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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