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Former Mayor Riordan OK after brief hospital stay for chest pain

Former Mayor Riordan was fine after a brief hospitalization for chest pain, according to a news blog.Former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan, back in the spotlight with a plan to scale back city employee pensions, was hospitalized briefly earlier this week with chest pain, a local news blog reported Saturday.

Riordan, 82, who previously had a heart attack, told the LA Weekly he called paramedics Tuesday evening after feeling dizzy and experiencing chest pain.

He stayed overnight at St. John's Health Center for tests.

"I came out perfectly," Riordan told the Weekly, adding that doctors chalked up the symptoms to possible indigestion.

Riordan could not be reached for comment Saturday.

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Photo: Former L.A. Richard Mayor earlier this year. Credit: Andrew Gombert / EPA

 
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