Isakson Released From Hospital

Posted April 3, 2010 at 11:17am

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) was released from the hospital Friday after being treated for an irregular heartbeat and a blood clot in his leg.

The 65-year-old Senator had been readmitted to the hospital Monday because of an irregular heartbeat less than a week after being hospitalized and treated for a bacterial infection.

“Senator Isakson is doing very well and we are sending him home to continue his recovery. He will be coming in for regular follow-ups so we can monitor his progress,” Isakson’s cardiologist Dr. Charles Brown III said in a statement released by the Senator’s office.

“Senator Isakson is in good spirits and is very glad to be home,” Isakson spokeswoman Joan Kirchner said. “He and he and his family are so appreciative of all the good wishes they have received over the past two weeks.”

Isakson served three terms in the House before being elected to the Senate in 2004. He is running for re-election in November.