(THE OKLAHOMAN) WASHINGTON — Sen. Jim Inhofe underwent emergency heart surgery in Tulsa on Friday after a routine test showed extreme blockage in five arteries. Inhofe had quadruple bypass surgery and was hospitalized at St. John Medical Center.

The Tulsa Republican said in an interview from the hospital Monday he felt great and was expecting to go home Tuesday. He said he’d return to Washington as soon as possible.

Inhofe, 78, said he has never had any kind of heart trouble and hadn’t felt any symptoms of the blocked arteries.

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