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Kissinger undergoes heart procedure in New York

Published: July 16, 2014 4:00 AM
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NEW YORK -- Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has undergone an aortic valve replacement procedure at a hospital in New York.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan released a statement saying the 91-year-old ex-diplomat was "resting comfortably" following the procedure on Tuesday.

The hospital declined to release any other information.

Kissinger served under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford in the 1970s. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

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