Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick recovering after heart procedure

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August 17, 2019 - 5:01 pm

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AUSTIN ( -- Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is recovering at home after undergoing a heart stent procedure, according to a statement from his office.

Patrick was taken to the hospital by his wife Jan on Thursday evening after experiencing "significant chest pain". After running a number of tests that came back negative, doctors performed one last test and discovered a dangerous heart blockage - after which the stent was immediately put into place.

In the statement released Saturday, the 69-year old Patrick thanked his doctors. "The Lt. Governor is extremely grateful to the doctors at Methodist Willowbrook for going the extra mile and insisting on that final test. He is feeling great today and he has a prognosis for a long, healthy life. He was released from the hospital and will return to work later this week."


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