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Sen. Warner Hospitalized for Heart Trouble

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By Jonathan Mummolo
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 26, 2008; 4:01 PM

Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) checked into a hospital yesterday for observation of a heart condition, according to a statement released by his office today.

Warner, who was hospitalized last fall for atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heartbeat -- experienced a return of the condition and was admitted to Inova Fairfax Hospital for a "re-evaluation and readjustment of medications which require regular monitoring," the statement said.

After going to the office yesterday, Warner "consulted with a Capitol physician, completed his office appointments and left for a scheduled admission" to the hospital, "where he remains for observation," the statement said.

In October, Warner underwent a nonsurgical procedure to correct the condition which was deemed successful at the time.

Warner, 81, is not seeking reelection this fall.

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