Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) was hospitalized Monday for an irregular heartbeat, less than one week after the 65-year-old was treated for a bacterial infection.
Isakson was admitted to Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on Monday night after cardiologist Dr. Charles Brown III issued the latest diagnosis, according to a statement from the Senators office. A second doctor had originally detected the irregular heartbeat when he treated Isaksons bacterial infection last week. Doctors also found a blood clot in Isaksons right calf, which according to spokeswoman Joan Kirchner developed as a result of Isakson being sedentary for the past week while recovering from the bacterial infection.
Isakson, currently serving in his first Senate term, is running for re-election this year.
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