Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns to Work Five Days After Receiving Stent

The 81-year-old Supreme Court justice returned to work after receiving a stent to fix a blocked artery.
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The notorious RBG is back for more. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the bench on Monday five days after receiving a stent placed in her right coronary artery. 

Ginsburg had reported discomfort while exercising on Tuesday, which doctors determined was caused by arterial blockage. Treated at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Ginsburg had a stent implanted in the artery to help increase blood flow, and was released from the hospital 24 hours later, the Washington Post reported. 

At 81, Ginsburg is the oldest judge on the Supreme Court, but has rarely missed a day since being named to the bench by President Bill Clinton in 1993 despite a series of health issues. In 1999, she underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment for colon cancer, and in 2009 she had surgery to treat pancreatic cancer. 

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