President Benson Recovering from Mild Heart Attack
January 1988

“President Benson Recovering from Mild Heart Attack,” Ensign, Jan. 1988, 75

President Benson Recovering from Mild Heart Attack

President Ezra Taft Benson is feeling well and enjoying daily improvement in his health as he recovers from a recent mild heart attack.

He entered LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City the morning of October 15 because of pain. Diagnostic tests confirmed that he had suffered a mild heart attack.

Since being released from the hospital October 24, President Benson has continued to recover under the care of his attending physician. He is expected to resume his normal duties within several weeks of his release.

He has met regularly since early November with his Counselors in the First Presidency on matters of general Church administration. Members of the Quorum of the Twelve also visit him regularly.

The Church leader expressed “great appreciation for the tenderness and concern” shared with him and his family in cards and letters from friends worldwide.