Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized for Heart Surgery

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent heart surgery Wednesday morning to place a stent in her right coronary artery, the high court said in a statement.

“The coronary blockage was discovered after Justice Ginsburg experienced discomfort during routine exercise last night and was taken to the hospital,” the court said in a statement. “She is resting comfortably and is expected to be discharged in the next 48 hours.”

Justice Ginsburg was first appointed in 1993 and at 81 years old is the oldest sitting justice on the Supreme Court.