Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized after shortness of breath

HOUSTON (CNN) -- Former President George H. W. Bush has been taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure after experiencing shortness of breath, according to a statement from his office.

Bush, 90, served as the nation's 41st president and is the father of 43rd President George W. Bush.

The senior Bush was hospitalized in November 2012 with bronchitis but recovered after two months.

Before becoming president, Bush served as vice president under Ronald Reagan.