Arnold Palmer recovering at home in Latrobe after heart procedure
August 19, 2014 1:24 PM
Curtis Compton/Associated Press
Golf legend Arnold Palmer gives the thumbs up in April while he reminisces about his Masters experiences on the 50th anniversary of claiming his fourth and final green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club.
By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Golfing legend Arnold Palmer has been released from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and is back home in Latrobe after having a pacemaker implanted to correct an irregular heartbeat.
Palmer, 84, had the pacemaker installed Monday and remained in the hospital overnight for observation.
Palmer spokesman Doc Giffin said the seven-time major champion had not been feeling well for a while and went to the doctor for a checkup. It was determined “his heartbeat wasn’t normal and [the doctors] decided he needed a pacemaker,” Giffin said.
Earlier this year, Palmer was bothered by a bad back and thought he would need surgery. However, it was determined his problem could be alleviated with a daily regimen that included working with a trainer.
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