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Ore. Governor Released From Hospital

July 5, 1993

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) _ Gov. Barbara Roberts was released from the hospital Monday after being diagnosed with minor blockage in two blood vessels that lead from her heart.

Tests showed some blockage in two arteries but no heart damage, said Linda Haralson, spokeswoman for Rogue Valley Medical Center. Doctors said the condition can be treated with medication.

The governor planned to resume a limited schedule Tuesday, said her chief of staff, Patricia McCaig.

She said Roberts was tired but appeared in good spirits.

Roberts was in Ashland for the Fourth of July parade when she complained of chest pain and shortness of breath. She was hospitalized in Ashland on Saturday, then transferred to a hospital in Medford.

Dr. Brian Gross, who performed an angiogram on Sunday, advised the governor to rest for a couple of days before resuming her normal schedule.

Roberts, 56, has faced two recall efforts and legislative opposition during her first term as Oregon’s top executive. Last December, she announced her plans to run for re-election in 1994.

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