I can imagine that job being tough on the old ticker.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is recovering from heart surgery in the US, Iraqi politicians say.
The operation took place at the Mayo Clinic on 6 August, an official from his party said. News of the procedure was only released eight days later.
The Mayo Clinic? There was no place between Baghdad and Minnesota that could do it?
Correspondents say there is a growing list of senior Iraqi politicians with health problems.
I consider that to be a sign of progress. A few years ago they weren't living long enough to have health problems.