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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 2:58am

Blood Clot, Irregaular Heartbeak Keep Isakson In Hospital

Updated: 7 years ago.
Georgia U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson has returned to the hospital. (photo courtesy Sen. Isakson's office)

Georgia's junior senator remains in an Atlanta hospital where he's being treated for an irregular heartbeat and a blood clot in his leg.

A spokeswoman for Isakson said Wednesday the 65-year-old Republican was doing well under doctors' supervision at Piedmont Hospital.

He was admitted on Monday night after doctors detected an irregular heartbeat and a blood clot in his right calf during a routine checkup to monitor his recovery from a bacterial infection the week before.

Isakson spokeswoman Joan Kirchner said the senator's latest health setback would not impact his re-election plans.

He is seeking a second term in the Senate.