Mayor Barrett undergoes angioplasty


by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett underwent an angioplasty after doctors found a blockage in his heart. Mayor Barrett was treated for exhaustion after completing a 20 kilometer run at the Petit Ice Center on December 8th.
The Mayor was taken to Froedtert Hospital where a series of tests were conducted. Doctors found a partial blockage around Mayor Barrett's heart, and conducted the angioplasty.
The mayor's office says Mayor Barrett is already back at work. He testified at a common council meeting.
Doctors recommend the mayor temporarily takes a break from running.



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