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OU President David Boren recovering after heart surgery

FILE - In this June 2, 2016, file photo, University of Oklahoma President David Boren speak to reporters after the second day of the Big 12 sports conference meetings in Irving, Texas. The Big 12 board of directors meets Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Dallas and the topic of expansion will be addressed. Not necessarily decided, but definitely addressed. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

(AP) -- University of Oklahoma President David Boren is hospitalized after undergoing heart surgery.

OU issued a press release Monday saying Boren underwent bypass surgery Monday morning and is "resting comfortably."

The 75-year-old Boren is expected to remain hospitalized for about a week and then plans to take a few more days off recuperating at his home in Norman.

The release said Boren will continue to work from home for several days before eventually returning to his campus office, a schedule similar to one he followed after back surgery several years ago.

Boren is a former Oklahoma governor and U.S. senator and has served as OU's president since November 1994.

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