Ridge in Critical Condition After Cardiac Catheterization

Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge is in critical condition after a cardiac catheterization this morning in Austin.

According to reports, around 7 a.m. Ridge called hotel staff for medical assistance and was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Central Texas.  He underwent the diagnostic heart procedure.  

Ridge has been responsive to the doctors at the hospital.

Update: Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the news about Ridge.

“Frances and I are praying for Governor Ridge and his whole family, especially Michele and their kids. We know Tom is a fighter and the Ridges should know that all of Pennsylvania is pulling for them as he recovers,” Wolf said.

Update: PA GOP Chairman Val DiGiorgio released a statement on the news, saying “my prayers are with Governor Ridge and his family as he recovers. The Republican Party of Pennsylvania is with you — keep fighting.”

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