Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally reported on Friday that he had pacemaker surgery and it went smoothly.
McNally had said on his official Facebook page that, before the surgery, he had experienced the symptoms of an irregular heartbeat. He checked into Vanderbilt hospital.
“Tests indicate I will likely need a pacemaker to help regulate my cardiac issues,” McNally said before the surgery. “I appreciate everyoneâ€™s thoughts and prayers. I hope to be back at work as soon as possible.”
On Friday, after the surgery, he said it went well, and he was in recovery and resting comfortably.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a pacemaker is a small device that’s implanted in the chest to help control the heartbeat.
McNally, a Republican, is an Oak Ridge resident who also serves as Tennesse Senate speaker.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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