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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2010

Rush Limbaugh says he didn't have a heart attack

Advertiser Staff

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Rush Limbaugh spoke to reporters at The Queen's Medical Center this morning. He was discharged.

GREGORY YAMAMOTO | The Honolulu Advertiser

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Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh said today that doctors could not find anything wrong with his heart, despite the chest pains he experienced on Wednesday.

Limbaugh spoke to the media at 11 a.m. today with his physician by his side. He said he most likely had experienced a spasm in an artery leading to his heart.
"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 and 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 for treatment until he was released this 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 Saturday at the Wai'alae Country Club, next door to the Kahala Hotel and Resort. Sources have said Limbaugh had booked a large suite for a 10-day stay.
The talk show host refused to take questions today.