Sen. Haines leaves hospital; no heart disease found


State Sen. Larry E. Haines, leader of Carroll's legislative delegation and Senate minority whip, left Anne Arundel Medical Center yesterday afternoon with a near-perfect bill of health, at least as far as his heart is concerned.

Haines, a Republican, was hospitalized for almost a day after complaining of severe chest pains Monday evening.

"I am doing well, and I am thankful that I have no coronary disease," Haines, 63, said shortly before he was discharged yesterday afternoon.

He went to the State House infirmary about 8:45 p.m. Monday and was taken by ambulance to the hospital near Annapolis.

"I had been having chest pains since Saturday, and by Monday night they were really severe," Haines said "The paramedics did an [electrocardiogram] and told me there was nothing to be alarmed about but that I should go to the hospital."

Dr. Elizabeth Kingsley, a cardiologist on the hospital staff who treated Haines, said, "His heart checked out at A-plus, and there is no coronary disease."

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