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Police Supt. McCarthy has angioplasty for two heart blockages

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy  | Sun-Times files

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy | Sun-Times files

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Updated: July 7, 2014 6:23AM

Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Michael Sneed has learned that Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy underwent heart surgery early this morning at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

He woke up early Thursday and was concerned that he wasn't feeling well. He had heart concerns. He took an aspirin and took himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where an EKG showed an irregularity.

He immediately had angioplasty, which was successful. He will be at Northwestern resting for the next few days.

Chicago Police Spokesman Adam Collins released this statement: "The Superintendent appreciates everyone's well wishes and is looking forward to being back on patrol with his fellow police officers very soon. The First Deputy is always in command during the Superintendent's absence."

McCarthy had a 100 percent blockage in one artery and 80 percent in another, a source said.

Contributing: Fran Spielman, Frank Main

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