LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– Arkansas Senator John Boozman is preparing for heart surgery this coming Tuesday.

The senator says it is a follow-up to a 2014 procedure where doctors repaired a torn aorta.

Boozman says, “What I’m trying to do is do it along the senate schedule so I won’t miss anything. I need to knock it out sometime again I’ve put it off for a year and a half. So it’s something that I probably ought to do.”

The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday in Washington D.C.