Jay Dardenne released from hospital after suffering heart attack

Jay Dardenne talking about the 2016 budget shortfall at a news conference. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Louisiana Division of Administration Commissioner Jay Dardenne was hospitalized over the weekend for a heart attack. He was discharged this morning.

Dardenne released a statement shortly after stating:

“I woke up Saturday morning feeling pressure in my chest. My wife Cathy took me to Our Lady of the Lake hospital where a heart catheterization revealed some blockages. I’ve been treated and remain alert and very thankful. I am heeding my doctors’ advice regarding rest but look forward to returning to work as soon as I’m cleared.”

Governor John Bel Edwards said that he has been in touch with Commissioner Dardenne and his wife Cathy over the weekend. “Jay is an intergral part of this adminstration, and Donna [Edwards’ wife] and I are praying for his speedy recovery”, said Edwards.

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