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Congressman Cresent Hardy recovering after heart attack

Posted at 7:44 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 02:26:28-04

A Nevada congressman is recovering after recently suffering a heart attack.

Republican Congressman Cresent Hardy "was recently hospitalized for a minor heart attack and has undergone a routine medical procedure," according to Hardy's communications director.

"Out of an abundance of caution, doctors are continuing to observe him while he makes a full and speedy recovery. We expect the Congressman to return to a full schedule later this week and is expected to be in Washington next week for votes when Congress returns from the August district work period."

Hardy lives in Mesquite and currently represents much of Southern Nevada, including parts of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. He is running for reelection in Congressional District 4.

No other details were released.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval sent his prayers to Hardy on Twitter.