CNN's King has vascular surgery


Larry King underwent vascular surgery Friday and was expected to return Monday to his CNN talk show.

King, 73, was admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center where doctors performed carotid endarterectomy surgery, which removes plaque from the carotid artery and can restore blood flow.

"Larry is doing great and he is excited to be back on the air Monday night with an interview with Sen. Barak Obama as we mark the fourth anniversary of the Iraq war," said a statement from CNN.

King, host of "Larry King Live," underwent successful quintuple bypass heart surgery in 1987. He recently started a foundation that will cover the cost of cardiac care for about 300 uninsured patients at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.