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Former city leader experienced heart attack at fire station

10 months 1 week 4 days ago December 11, 2015 Dec 11, 2015 Friday, December 11 2015 December 11, 2015 2:49 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Former metro councilman and mayoral candidate Mike Walker is recovering from heart surgery, a spokesperson said in a statement.

Walker attributed his recovery to the quick response of first responders at the East Side Fire Department on Old Hammond Highway. In November, Walker was driving near the fire station when he felt the signs of a heart attack. The firefighters and EMS workers at the station provided immediate assistance and transported him to a hospital.

This week, doctors performed robotic surgery on his heart.

"After an initial evaluation, doctors have determined the surgery to be successful and have advised Mr. Walker that he may return to normal activities in the near future," Walker's spokesperson, Michael Smith, said.


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