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Mayor Harry Kim Undergoes Out-Patient Procedure

July 31, 2018, 10:41 AM HST
* Updated August 2, 8:33 AM
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Hawaiʻi County Mayor Harry Kim PC: Courtesy Hawaiʻi County.

Hawaiʻi County Mayor Harry Kim underwent an out-patient procedure involving the insertion of a defibrillator as a precautionary measure at Hilo Medical Center this morning, Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

“Knowing Harry, he’ll be back at work soon,” Managing Director Wil Okabe said. “We appreciate everybody’s good wishes and support.”

The procedure comes after a mild heart attack and a pneumonia relapse in June.  He was also medevaced to Honolulu in April after feeling chest pains.

The 78-year-old Mayor has had three previous heart attacks, and underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2008.

Mayor Kim has been at the helm of the ongoing response to the Puna eruption since May.

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