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Henry Kissinger recovering from heart surgery

by JTA

July 16, 2014 | 2:18 pm

<em>Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in Berlin on Nov. 17, 2011. Photo by Tobias Schwarz</em><br />

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in Berlin on Nov. 17, 2011. Photo by Tobias Schwarz

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is recovering from heart surgery at a New York City hospital.

Doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital replaced an aortic valve in his heart on Tuesday. Kissinger, 91, is resting comfortably, according to a statement released by the hospital.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner has experienced previous heart trouble, according to CNN, including a triple coronary bypass in 1982 and an angioplasty in 2005.

Kissinger, a Holocaust refugee from his native of Germany, served as national security adviser and secretary of state under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He has remained a prominent voice on U.S. foreign policy, particularly within the Republican Party, since leaving public office.


 

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