Outgoing US Rep. Dingell to undergo heart surgery

DETROIT (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Rep. John Dingell will have surgery in Detroit to correct an abnormal heart rhythm.

A statement released by Dingell's office says the 87-year-old Dearborn Democrat will undergo a minimally invasive procedure Thursday at Henry Ford Hospital.

According to the statement, Dingell recently developed atrial fibrillation, and the procedure will seek to find the source and correct it.

The congressman is expected to stay in the hospital overnight and be released Friday.

Dingell announced last month that he will not run for re-election this year. He owns the longest congressional career in U.S. history.

Dingell's wife, Debbie, is running for his Detroit-area seat.

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