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Outgoing Rep. Dingell to undergo heart procedure

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DETROIT (AP) - Outgoing U.S. Rep. John Dingell will undergo a procedure to correct an abnormal heart rhythm.

A statement released by Dingell's office says the minimally invasive procedure will be performed Thursday at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

According to the statement, Dingell recently developed atrial fibrillation, and the procedure will seek to find the source and correct it.

The 87-year-old Dearborn Democrat is expected to stay in the hospital overnight and should be released Friday.

Spokesman Christopher Schuler says it is not an emergency procedure.

Dingell announced last month that he will not run for re-election this year. He owns the longest congressional career in U.S. history.

Dingell's wife, Debbie, is running for his Detroit-area seat.

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