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Lt. Governor Jim Cawley released from midstate hospital

Written by Tim Lambert and The Associated Press | Oct 22, 2013 3:02 PM
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Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley

(Harrisburg) --Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley has been discharged from Harrisburg Hospital.

Cawley was sent home around 3:00 p.m. today after undergoing a series of medical tests.

He was admitted to the hospital yesterday after feeling dizzy and light-headed during a state Senate session. A Capitol nurse examined Cawley after he fell ill and sent him to the hospital. 

According to his office, doctors determined the lieutenant governor's blood pressure was elevated and he had an increased heart rate.

He has been prescribed blood pressure medication and will continue to be monitored.

His office says the 44-year-old  will work from home over the next few days and is expected to resume his schedule by next week.

This story has been updated twice. 10/22/13  3:50 p.m. and12:36 p.m.   The earlier versions of this story are below:

 

(Harrisburg) -- Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley remains hospitalized a day after becoming light-headed and leaving the rostrum while presiding over a state Senate session.

Cawley's spokesman Chad Saylor says Cawley remains in Harrisburg Hospital and was awaiting more tests. 

Saylor says he's been told Cawley's treatment is routine and that his symptoms have not recurred since yesterday afternoon. He says the 44-year-old Cawley has no history of needing hospitalization since he took office in 2011 and had a regular physical over the summer that raised no issues out of the ordinary.  

A Capitol nurse examined Cawley after he fell ill Monday and sent him to the hospital. 

 

 

(Harrisburg) -- Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley expects to be released from Harrisburg Hospital after spending the night there.

Cawley felt light-headed while presiding over a state Senate session Monday afternoon.

Cawley's spokesman Chad Saylor says Cawley feels fine and is anxious to get back to work. He expects to be released today. Yesterday, a Capitol nurse  examined Cawley after he fell ill and sent him to the hospital.

After becoming lightheaded about 3 p.m., Cawley left the Senate rostrum and went to an adjoining room of the Senate chamber.

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