Office of Lieutenant Governor of Texas

08/17/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/17/2019 20:13

Today’s Statement

August 17, 2019

AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's office issued this statement today:

'On Thursday evening, Lt. Gov. Patrick was experiencing significant chest pain and Jan immediately took him to the hospital. After a number of tests were negative, the doctor decided to perform one last test and a dangerous heart blockage was discovered. A stent was immediately put in place.

'The lieutenant governor is extremely grateful to the doctors at Methodist Willowbrook for going the extra mile and insisting on that final test. He is feeling great today and he has a prognosis for a long, healthy life.

'He was released from the hospital and will 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.'