Arnold Palmer recovering at home in Latrobe after heart procedure


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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.

Read more: Arnold Palmer on “The Digs”


Gerry Dulac: gdulac@post-gazette.com; twitter: @gerrydulac

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