Lt. Gov. Patrick treated for heart blockage

Lt. Gov. Patrick treated for heart blockage

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Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick now has a stent in place, after being treated for a heart blockage Thursday night.

A statement from his office reports Patrick experienced significant chest pain Thursday evening. His wife took him to the hospital.

"After a number of tests were negative, the doctor decided to perform one last test and a dangerous heart blockage was discovered," according to the statement.

It continues, "[t]he lieutenant 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."

Patrick is now at home and is expected to return to work this week.

The statement from Patrick's office continues, "[Patrick] is encouraging everyone to pay close attention to the warning signs regarding your heart. He wants to raise awareness about this critical health issue and will have more to say about that going forward.”

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