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Friday, April 2, 2010 - 1:23pm

Sen. Isakson Home From Hospital

Updated: 7 years ago.
Sen. Johnny Isakson has been released from Piedmont Hospital. (photo courtesy Johnny Isakson U.S. Senate website)

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was released from Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on Friday after having been being admitted earlier this week for treatment of an irregular heartbeat and a blood clot in his leg.

Here is the statement from his office:

“Senator Isakson is doing very well and we are sending him home to continue his recovery. He will be coming in for regular follow-ups so we can monitor his progress," said Dr. Charles Brown III, Isakson’s cardiologist.

Isakson, 65, was admitted to Piedmont Hospital on Monday, March 29, after doctors found an irregular heartbeat during a follow-up doctor appointment to check his progress in recovering from a bacterial infection that sent Isakson to Northside Hospital for four days last week.

After he was admitted to Piedmont Hospital, Isakson also learned he has a blood clot in his right calf that developed as a result of him being sedentary for the several days in a row while he was recovering from the bacterial infection. Dr. Brown said blood clots are very common in patients who are inactive for many days in a row as Isakson had been.

Isakson was looking forward to slowly getting back into his routine, said spokeswoman Joan Kirchner. The Senate is in recess until April 12, so Isakson will stay in Georgia for the next week.

“Senator Isakson is in good spirits and is very glad to be home. He and he and his family are so appreciative of all the good wishes they have received over the past two weeks,” Kirchner said.