The following news release is courtest of Iowa State Athletics Communications:
AMES — Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard underwent successful open heart bypass surgery Tuesday night at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Dr. Christopher Komanapalli, a cardio and vascular surgeon from Iowa Clinic, performed the triple bypass procedure.
Pollard is resting today in the Intensive Care Unit and is expected to remain hospitalized at Iowa Methodist Medical Center for several days.
The Pollard family wishes to offer its gratitude to the many individuals who prayed for Jamie and sent supportive messages as well as the outstanding medical teams which have been treating him.