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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Had Heart Surgery

The Supreme Court justice underwent a surgery for coronary blockage Wednesday. She is expected to be discharged in the next 48 hours.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. ET

Posted on November 26, 2014, at 11:06 a.m. ET

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a surgical procedure for coronary blockage at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Wednesday morning.

Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to be discharged in the next 48 hours, according to a Supreme Court news release.

The 81-year-old justice was admitted to the hospital Tuesday night after experiencing discomfort during routine exercise, the court announced. She underwent a procedure to place a stent in her right coronary artery.

Ginsburg, appointed to the bench in 1993, is expected to be back on the bench for oral arguments in pending cases next week, Bloomberg News reported.