Former AL governor Siegelman released after heart surgery

Former AL governor Siegelman released after heart surgery

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Former Alabama governor Don Siegelman was released Tuesday after undergoing heart bypass surgery Friday night.

Siegelman was released from St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham around 10 a.m. According to Dr. Mike parks, some blockage was showed that put the former governor at risk of a heart attack.

Following the discovery, Parks was followed by open-heart surgery conducted by cardiologist Dr. John Richardson. A full recovery is expected, according to Richardson.

Siegelman's daughter, Dana, said in a Facebook post that he originally went in for a procedure before he underwent the emergency procedure.

Saturday, she updated the status of the former governor. She said her uncle, Les Siegelman, told her Don is recovering well at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham.

In the post, it details that Siegelman needed to have four bypasses to, "fix 90 percent blockage in the 'Widow Maker."

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