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Mark Pocan undergoes major heart surgery

U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan will remain absent from the House for several weeks to recover from major heart surgery.

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U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan is recovering at a hospital in Madison after undergoing triple bypass heart surgery Wednesday.

Pocan, a Wisconsin Democrat, is expected to remain out of Congress for several weeks to recover.

The surgery was a preemptive measure intended to prevent potential cardiac issues in the future, according to Pocan’s office.

“The surgery went well and Mark is looking forward to a speedy recovery so he can return to Washington soon to continue fighting for the people of Wisconsin,” spokesman Ron Boehmer said in a statement.

Pocan, who has represented Madison and the surrounding area since 2013, made the decision to undergo surgery after a series of medical tests last week.

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