Monday, March 03, 2008

Vince Fumo Suffers Heart Attack

I don't believe this! It's not like the man has any stress in his life. Well, except for that 141-count federal corruption indictment he's facing, that is.

State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo (D., Phila.) suffered a heart attack and was in critical condition at Hahnemann University Hospital last night.

The powerful longtime lawmaker was eating dinner at his Spring Garden home around 7 p.m. when he began having chest pains and shortness of breath, spokesman Gary Tuma said. Fumo traveled by ambulance to Hahnemann.

Doctors determined that Fumo, 64, had suffered a heart attack and that his right coronary artery was 100 percent blocked. Fumo has a history of heart trouble.

Cardiologist Daniel McCormick performed emergency coronary angioplasty - a procedure to open the blockage - and inserted a metal stent to restore normal blood flow, said Tuma, who added that the surgery went well. (H/T - The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Oh, that's a shame. Well, it's a shame he's going to be okay. His arteries were probably clogged with pork projects and unmarked, laundered bills. Hell, I wouldn't put it past Fumo to play up this event for sympathy during his trial.

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