Arnold Palmer recovering after heart procedure

  • By Gerry Dulac Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:39am
  • SportsSports

PITTSBURGH — Golfing legend Arnold Palmer was released from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Tuesday and is back home in Latrobe, Pa., after having a pacemaker implanted to correct an irregular heartbeat.

Palmer, 84, had the pacemaker installed Monday and remained in the hospital overnight for observation.

Palmer spokesman Doc Giffin said the seven-time major champion had not been feeling well for a while and went to the doctor for a checkup. It was determined “his heartbeat wasn’t normal and (the doctors) decided he needed a pacemaker,” Giffin said.

Earlier this year, Palmer was bothered by a bad back and thought he would need surgery. However, it was determined his problem could be alleviated with a daily regimen that included working with a trainer.

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