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Posted at 9:19 AM ET, 03/ 4/2010

Baltimore's new mayor hospitalized

By Washington Post editors

UPDATE: Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) was released from the hospital this afternoon after undergoing a series of tests, the Baltimore Sun reported on their website. Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center said the 39-year-old mayor was in "excellent health."

Baltimore's newly installed mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D), was admitted to the hospital early Thursday morning and remains there for observation, according to a statement issued by her office.

Rawlings-Blake, 39, the former City Council president, took over as mayor of Maryland's largest city on Feb. 4 following the resignation of Sheila Dixon (D).

Here is the statement issued by Rawlings-Blake's office:

"At approximately 3 a.m. this morning, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake awoke complaining of numbness and chest pain. Her husband, Mr. Kent Blake, drove her to Sinai Hospital. The Mayor was transported to University of Maryland Medical Center for testing and observation by
her personal physician. Mayor Rawlings-Blake is resting comfortably."

-- John Wagner

By Washington Post editors  | March 4, 2010; 9:19 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Smart move. She feels "numbness and chest pains" at three in the morning, and her husband drives her to the hospital.

Wonder if they ever heard of warning symptoms of a myocardial infarction, where paramedics - next to a physician - are best trained to handle the situation. You can get them by calling 911.

Posted by: adjjones | March 4, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

There's always a back seat driver who has 20-20 vision after the fact.

Posted by: YadaYada1 | March 4, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

As mayor, she knew the closest fire station to her was on rotating closure due to budget cuts, and that she could get there faster in her own vehicle.

Posted by: GreenMeansGo | March 4, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

would a get well soon and gift card be an appropriate gesture?

Posted by: SofaKingCool2009 | March 4, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

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