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Monday, August 21st 2006

Delicious Mayo

At least it isn’t his (half)namesake clinic. Gerald Ford has had a pacemaker put in place and is recovering at the Mayo Clinic.

Former President Gerald Ford has received a cardiac pacemaker and is in stable condition at the Mayo Clinic, where the procedure was done, a statement from his office said Monday.

Ford, who has been in frail health in recent years, has been hospitalized four times since December, including late last month, when he was admitted for two days to a hospital in Vail, Colorado, after complaining of shortness of breath.

For more on pacemakers and indication for their implantation.