Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman out of heart surgery

Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman out of heart surgery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas is in recovery after undergoing heart surgery at a hospital in his home state.

Boozman's office says in a statement Tuesday afternoon that doctors at the Rogers hospital said the 63-year-old responded well to surgery. The statement says the Republican's family has visited him and is hoping for a full recovery.

The office says Boozman was taken to the hospital and admitted overnight after suffering chest and arm pain.

Boozman, the state's junior senator, had been scheduled for an 8 a.m. appearance in Gravette to discuss a highway project and health care. In the afternoon, he was to have spoken at a rural health center in Green Forest and at a housing agency in Harrison.