Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Suffers Heart Blockage, Is ‘feeling Great' After Doctors Insert Stent

AUSTIN -- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, suffering from chest pains, has received a stent to alleviate heart blockage and is doing well and plans to return to work next week, a spokesman said Saturday.Patrick, 69, "was experiencing significant chest pain" when he returned home to Houston late Thursday after completing a three-city flyaround to promote what he says is the success of the state's new A-F school accountability ratings, said Alejandro Garcia, the lieutenant governor's press secretary.Patrick's wife Jan "immediately took him to the hospital," Garcia said in a written statement."After a number of tests were negative, the doctor decided to perform one last test and a dangerous heart blockage was discovered," he said. "A stent was immediately put in place."  Continue reading...

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