Mayor Barrett undergoes angioplasty
Posted: Dec 11, 2013 3:21 PM CST | Updated: Nov 5, 2014 12:55 PM CST
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.