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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU President Gordon Gee is recovering following an operation to implant an internal defibrillator, West Virginia University announced.

Dr. Gee fell at Pittsburgh International Airport while returning from a holiday trip. During the testing that followed, it was discovered he had minimal scarring around his heart. That could have led to a momentary tachycardia event, when the heart rate exceeds normal resting rate.

As a precaution, Dr. Gee underwent a procedure last Friday, Jan. 5. He is expected to return to work next week.

He tweeted Tuesday:

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