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Walter Mondale Recovering After Heart Surgery: Reports

MINNEAPOLIS, UNITED STATES:  With election results still in doubt, former US vice president and Democratic senate candidate W
MINNEAPOLIS, UNITED STATES: With election results still in doubt, former US vice president and Democratic senate candidate Walter Mondale addresses supporters at election night headquarters 05 November 2002 at the Radison Riverfront in St. Paul, Minnesota. Republican Norm Coleman held an early lead over Mondale, who was a last minute replacement for incumbent Democrat Paul Wellstone, who died in a plane crash last month. AFP PHOTO/CRAIG LASSIG (Photo credit should read CRAIG LASSIG/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Vice President Walter Mondale is recovering after undergoing heart surgery, WCCO and Minneapolis Star Tribune report.

Mondale's procedure was performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. According to WCCO, Mondale is expected to make a full recovery.

Mondale's surgery comes days after the death of his wife Joan, who passed away at the age of 83 on Feb. 3. Vice President Joe Biden, former President Jimmy Carter and their spouses Jill and Rosalynn joined Mondale to pay tribute to Joan at a memorial service on Feb. 9.

This story has updated.

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