Carroll County Commissioner Richard T. Yates was released yesterday from Carroll County General Hospital after being admitted Tuesday because of tightness in his chest.
Mr. Yates, 70, said he went to the hospital emergency room "as a precaution" after feeling discomfort in his chest late Tuesday afternoon. He said that hospital doctors decided to keep him overnight to monitor his heart and for a series of tests, including an electrocardiogram, a stress test and blood tests.
Mr. Yates was released from the hospital last night and said the tests did not indicate a specific problem. The commissioner said he felt "great" and plans to be at work today.
Mr. Yates attributed the tightness in his chest to being overworked.
"The [county] budget and growth management -- it's all coming to a head," he said. "I've been working a little too hard, and it all caught up with me."