Credit: State of Texas

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Suffers Health Scare

August 17, 2019 - 10:02 pm

AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is resting at home after a health scare. 

A statement released Saturday by his office said that Patrick complained of chest pains Thursday evening and was taken to a Houston hospital by his wife, Jan. 

Doctors initially performed a battery of tests and found no problem.  But one last test was performed, during which a "dangerous heart blockage" was found. A stent was put in place immediately. 

The statement said that Patrick feels well and plans to return to work later this week.  It also encouraged everyone to "pay attention to the warning signs regarding your heart."