Texas Lt. Gov. Treated For Blockage Following Chest Pains
Texas Take News
Houston—Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was hospitalized this week after experiencing “significant chest pain,” officials with his office have confirmed.
In a statement from Patrick’s staff, they said that on Thursday evening — after taking numerous tests — a heart blockage was found.
Patrick, 69, had just returned home to Houston when the incident occurred. When he returned home late Thursday after completing a three-city tour to promote what he says is the success of the state's new A-F school accountability ratings, that is when Patrick fell ill.
Patrick was taken to Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and has since been released.