Bush Reduces His Medication, Is in ‘Excellent Health’
President Bush has stopped taking medication to regulate his heartbeat, but still takes other drugs in the wake of his diagnosis of Graves’ disease.
Four months after he suffered an erratic heartbeat while jogging, a spokesman said Bush was in “excellent health.”
Bush still takes a drug to prevent blood clots, thyroid medicine and a chewable, low-dosage aspirin every other day to help avoid a heart attack, said Deputy White House Press Secretary Gary Foster.
Bush was hospitalized for two days after the irregular heartbeat was discovered May 4 when he was spending a weekend at Camp David, Md., the presidential hillside retreat. His condition was diagnosed as Graves’ disease, an immune system disorder that had affected his thyroid and that earlier struck his wife Barbara.