SD State Sen. Hundstad Has Heart Health Issues
by Associated Press
February 16, 2012 8:26 AM
State Sen. Jim Hundstad says he likely will miss the rest of this year's legislative session with heart health issues.
Doctors are analyzing the health of Hundstad's circulatory system, after a free heart screening for legislators last week indicated a high level of calcium in his arteries.
The 70-year-old Democrat from Bath says that he is undergoing a stress test Friday at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Sioux Falls. He says that could be followed by an angiogram that would help doctors determine if he needs some form of heart procedure such as a bypass surgery.
Hundstad is serving his 12th year in the state Legislature. He is the Democrats' assistant leader in the Senate.