WASHINGTON (WJZ/AP) — A congressman had a minor stroke within a few hours of leaving the funeral of a county executive in Maryland.
The Washington Post reported Monday that spokesman Matt Verghese says Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.) is expected to make a full recovery.
His office said in a statement that Brown had experienced dizziness and nausea shortly after returning home from the funeral of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. His wife, Karmen Walker Brown, called 911.
The newspaper says the first-term-congress man was taken to University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center, admitted for two nights and released Sunday. The 56-year-old is recovering at home and has not set a definite date for his return to Capitol Hill.
Brown served as lieutenant governor under former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley from 2007-2015.
Brown unsuccessfully ran for Governor in 2014, where he lost to current Gov. Larry Hogan.
Brown was elected to Congress in 2016 after winning a six-way Democratic primary.
Verghese released the following statement:
On Friday evening, Congressman Brown was taken to the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center after experiencing the sudden onset of severe dizziness and nausea. After a series of tests, it was determined he experienced a minor stroke, but had no deficits. He was admitted for treatment and observation, and was released on Sunday. Upon recommendation from his doctors, the Congressman is recuperating at home and will have a limited public schedule.
Congressman Brown and his family are grateful for the excellent care he received and the outpouring of support and well wishes. He’s in good spirits, staying active at home and communicating with staff, and is eager to return to Washington. He is expected to make a full recovery.
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