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Rush Limbaugh in Hawaii Hospital

Meg
MegID
Lincoln, NE
Post #: 270
Limbaugh: Tests show no ailments after chest pain

By MARK NIESSE
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

HONOLULU -- Conservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh says tests show nothing wrong after chest pains hospitalized him.

Limbaugh said Friday at a Honolulu news conference that he was being released from the hospital, where he'd been since Wednesday. Doctors said he did not have a heart attack or heart disease. Limbaugh says they don't know what caused the chest pains.

Asked whether he was taking painkillers, Limbaugh said no.

In 2003, he acknowledged an addition to pain killers for severe back pain and took a five-week leave from his radio show to enter rehab.

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Meg
MegID
Lincoln, NE
Post #: 272
No Heart Disease for Rush Limbaugh

Radio Host Says He Is 'Grateful' Tests Revealed No Serious Problems

By SARAH NETTER and DAN CHILDS
Jan. 1, 2010

Rush Limbaugh ended his unaccustomed silence and announced today that medical tests have revealed "no heart disease whatsoever" and that he is doing fine.

Doctors are unable to determine the cause of the talk show host's chest pains. Limbaugh, who made no public statements during his two days in the hospital, added that he is "grateful that this happened as it did."

A statement released by Limbaugh's show said that he has been released from the hospital.

Cardiologists not involved in the case say that while questions about the underlying cause of Limbaugh's pain remain, the test results are good news for the 58-year-old radio show host.

"About 10 to 20 percent of the time, no significant disease is found on the angiogram, despite a high initial suspicion of coronary artery disease," said Dr. Deepak Bhatt, chief of cardiology for the VA Boston Healthcare System. "That means that these symptoms were very unlikely to be due to coronary artery disease."

Limbaugh would do well, Bhatt cautioned, to view the episode as a reminder to practice healthy lifestyle habits.

"The future risk of a heart attack is low given the findings on the angiogram, but certainly not zero," Bhatt said. "So, it would still be important to control risk factors; otherwise, more significant plaque could build up over time and cause problems down the road."

Both the hospital and Limbaugh's camp had remained mum on his condition throughout the day on Friday, one day after a spate of statements and press releases said he was "resting comfortably" and undergoing a battery of tests.

Paramedics arrived at the Kahala Hotel and Resort at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday and found Limbaugh, 58, sitting in a chair in his ninth-floor hotel room, according to ABC's Honolulu affiliate KITV.

Sources say Limbaugh told emergency workers he was taking medication for a back problem. He was treated at the hotel before being transferred to the hospital.

http://abcnews.go.com...­



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