New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Communications Director Maria Comella says that the doctors at Somerset Medical Center who have been treating Christie have reported that tests so far show no apparent heart problems and that his blood pressure is 118/78, considered normal. Christie has had chest x-rays, an EKG and perhaps other tests.
Christie is 48 and suffers from asthma.
Comella said the Governor carries an inhaler with him at all times. Earlier this morning he used the inhaler when he began to have trouble breathing. That's when state police determined that they would take him to the nearby hospital. The Governor was in Somerset County for an event in Hillsborough. He walked into the hospital on his own and was taken to a room using a wheelchair.
Comella says Christie was diagnosed with asthma when he was 15 years old.
The Governor apparently continues to undergo tests and is with First Lady Mary Pat Christie and his brother, Todd Christie. He is expected to be release from the hospital later today.
Comella says the Governor was never incapacitated and that he is feeling fine.
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