After awaking to numbness and minor chest and abdominal pains around 3 a.m. on Thursday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake felt as if she was going to pass out and was taken to Sinai Hospital by her husband, Kent Blake. She was then transported to University of Maryland Medical Center where she underwent testing and observation by her personal physician. As of 9 a.m. Thursday, she was reported to be resting comfortably. Her physician, Dr. Andrew Pollak, chief surgeon of orthopedic trauma, provided an update before noon on Thursday.
“She is currently undergoing a series of precautionary tests and if all goes well as we expect it will, the mayor should be released sometime later today,” he said.
Rawlings-Blake was released later that day.