Skip to comments.Congressman (Pete Olson) recovering from heart scare
Posted on 03/13/2009 11:23:50 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
WASHINGTON (CNN) Rep. Pete Olson was rushed from Capitol Hill to the hospital Thursday, and doctors equipped him with a dual chamber pacemaker, the Texas Republican wrote in an e-mail to political supporters.
While working out in the House gym, I got quite dizzy and fainted, Olson said in the note sent Friday by his campaign committee. After being rushed to George Washington University Hospital, it was determined that I had a condition called bradycardia, which is medical talk for a slow heart beat. Whatever they call it, it wasn't good and I don't recommend it.
Olson added, The docs have now equipped me with a dual chamber pacemaker to ensure my ticker doesn't pull such a stunt again. I feel fine and was ready to get back to work yesterday afternoon, but cooler heads have instructed I rest a little more.
A cardiologist at George Washington University Hospital said that the procedure went smoothly with no complications.
This is a common, often asymptomatic, condition and we expect the Congressman to resume his active lifestyle, said Allen Solomon, cardiologist at the George Washington University Hospital and professor of Medicine.
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Good they got it under control in time. Prayers up.
I sure hope he is alright. We just won back that seat (DeLay’s old seat) from the rats. I met Pete a couple of times during the campaign. Seems like a bright conservative guy.
Good for him.
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