San Antonio State Representative suffers mild heart attack

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A Texas State representative from San Antonio has suffered a mild heart attack that led to a preventative procedure.

State Rep. Ray Lopez suffered some discomfort in his chest early Sunday, which he thought was indigestion.  Doctors determined it was a mild heart attack.  Bypass surgery was scheduled Tuesday to treat symptoms of coronary artery disease, a condition that runs in his family.

Doctors say his health indicators are positive and Lopez remains in high spirits.

“I’m incredibly grateful that I was able to access care before it was too late,” said Lopez.  ” I have the utmost confidence in the University Hospital staff and am eager to return home, spend time with my family and continue my preparation for the coming legislative session.”

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