Henry Kissinger recovering from heart surgery


LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is recovering from heart surgery at a New York City hospital.

Doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital replaced an aortic valve in his heart on Tuesday. Kissinger, 91, is resting comfortably, according to a statement released by the hospital.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner has experienced previous heart trouble, according to CNN, including a triple coronary bypass in 1982 and an angioplasty in 2005.

Kissinger, a Holocaust refugee from his native of Germany, served as national security adviser and secretary of state under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He has remained a prominent voice on U.S. foreign policy, particularly within the Republican Party, since leaving public office.

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