Limbaugh, out of hospital, says his heart's OK
by Suzanne Roig
Advertiser Staff Writer
Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh said yesterday that doctors could not find anything wrong with his heart, despite the chest pains he experienced on Wednesday.
Limbaugh spoke to the media with his physician, Dr. Joana Magno, by his side. He said he probably had experienced a spasm in an artery.
"It's been a humbling experience," Limbaugh said. "All my life I've wondered what a heart attack would be like. I've experienced pain in my upper chest like I've never experienced before."
Doctors performed an angiogram and did not find any blockage in his arteries or heart diseases, Limbaugh said.
Limbaugh had been staying at The Kahala Hotel & Resort when he experienced the chest pains at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The 58-year-old Limbaugh was taken by Honolulu paramedics to The Queen's Medical Center, where he remained for treatment until he was released yesterday morning.
"Within a half hour they alleviated all the pain," Limbaugh said. "There is nothing wrong with the American health care system."
Limbaugh was reportedly seen golfing last Saturday at the Waialae Country Club, next door to The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Sources have said Limbaugh had booked a large suite for a 10-day stay.