Gov. Robert Bentley underwent a “routine procedure” for atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat, this morning, his press office said.
Communications Director Yasamie August released this statement:
“This morning, Gov. Bentley briefly underwent a common, routine procedure for atrial fibrillation. Gov. Bentley is feeling well and there are no serious medical concerns.
“The governor is expected to return to work right away and he is continuing to work on key legislation such as the Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative.
“He looks forward to continuing his work with other governors on the Repeal and Replacement of the Affordable Care Act, and working hard for the people of our state.”
August declined to release any information other than the statement.
According to the American Heart Association, atrial fibrillation occurs when the hearts two small upper chambers, atria, beat irregularly and too fast.