Walter Mondale undergoes heart surgery
February 12th, 2014
06:49 PM ET
9 years ago

Walter Mondale undergoes heart surgery

(CNN) - Former Vice President Walter Mondale underwent successful heart surgery on Wednesday in Rochester, Minnesota.

"He is resting comfortably and is expected to make a full recovery. His family requests privacy at this time," the Mayo Clinic said in a statement.

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Mondale's wife, Joan, died earlier this month and her memorial service was held this past weekend.

Mondale, 86, served under President Jimmy Carter and was the Democratic nominee for President in 1984. He lost that election to Ronald Reagan.

He mounted a candidacy to return to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota, but lost that election in 2002.

No other information was provided about the reason for Mondale's surgery or what procedure was performed.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    God Speed Mr. Mondale.

    February 12, 2014 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Al the best to Former Vice President Walter Mondale , and to a full recover .

    February 12, 2014 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  3. Bruce

    My sincerest condolences go out to Vice President Mondale over the loss of Mrs. Mondale. I was fortunate enough to meet them In

    My thoughts go out to Vice President Mondale and his family in this time of sorrow. I was fortunate to meet the Vice President and Mrs. Mondale in Djakarta in 1978 while serving at the American Embassy. They were personable, concerned and involved. I wish him a speedy recovery and continued good health.

    February 13, 2014 06:21 am at 6:21 am |
  4. xray vision

    Won't be long now, make your peace old man.

    February 13, 2014 06:26 am at 6:26 am |
  5. Gurgyl

    Good luck!! Many returns of the day!!! Dude, we pray, you will be alright!! God bless.

    February 13, 2014 07:43 am at 7:43 am |