Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick recovering at home after receiving a stent

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is recovering at home after doctors inserted a stent to unclog a heart blockage.  Patrick’s wife took him to a Houston hospital Thursday evening after he complained about chest pain.

“After a number of tests were negative, the doctor decided to perform one last test and a dangerous heart blockage was discovered,” said Patrick’s spokesman, Alejandro Garcia. “A stent was immediately put in place.”

Patrick is “extremely grateful” to doctors at  Methodist Willowbrook Hospital for “insisting on that final test,” Garcia said.

Patrick has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.  The 69-year-old lieutenant governor is  expected to return to work later this week.

“He 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,” said Garcia.

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