Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes heart surgery

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, underwent a heart procedure Wednesday morning to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

A blockage was discovered after Ginsburg “experienced discomfort during routine exercise” Tuesday night and was taken to the hospital, according to a release from the Supreme Court.

Ginsburg is resting “comfortably” at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is expected to be released in the next 48 hours.

Since being sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice in 1993, Ginsburg has been treated for colon cancer and pancreatic cancer.

She said in an interview this summer she has no plans of retiring soon.

“As long as I can do the job full steam…I think I’ll recognize when the time comes that I can’t any longer. But now I can,” she told Elle magazine.

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