Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins was recovering last night after heart bypass surgery, and city officials said they expected him out of the hospital by the end of the week.
The mayor will celebrate his 67th birthday today at Washington Hospital Center, where he underwent the operation after a fainting spell led doctors to discover he had a blocked coronary artery.
A hospital spokeswoman said Mr. Hopkins came through the operation and was in stable condition last night.
Mr. Hopkins was admitted Sunday night, three days after fainting during the NFL pre-season football game at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. His physician said the mayor did not have a heart attack.