Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger undergoes heart surgery

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Henry A. Kissinger, former US secretary of state gestures during a panel talk during day 2 of the 48th Munich Security Conference at Hotel Bayerischer Hof on February 4, 2012 in Munich, Germany. The 48th Munich conference on security policy is running till February 5, 2012. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) – Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has undergone an aortic valve replacement procedure at a hospital in New York.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan released a statement saying the 91-year-old ex-diplomat was “resting comfortably” following the procedure¬†on Tuesday.

The hospital declined to release any other information. A spokeswoman for Kissinger would not comment.

Last year, Kissinger was admitted to the same hospital after a fall in his home. He was released the same day.

Kissinger served under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.