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Bruchey home after hospital stay

March 13, 1998

Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II returned home from the hospital on Thursday, said Karen Giffin, the City of Hagerstown's spokeswoman.

Bruchey was in good spirits at his 905 Woodland Way home after being released from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore on Thursday morning, Giffin said.

Giffin said Bruchey's family had not decided whether he would be able to attend Tuesday afternoon's mayor and City Council work session.

Bruchey, 39, underwent angioplasty Wednesday morning. An angioplasty is done by attaching a balloon to a heart catheter. The balloon is inflated over the narrowed areas in the heart, pressing any plaque against the vessel walls, according to a technician in the cardiac catheterization lab at Washington County Hospital. The procedure widens the opening and increases blood flow.

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The mayor had visited his cardiologist for a scheduled appointment Monday and was admitted to Washington County Hospital when doctors detected irregularities, according to hospital spokesman John Costopoulos.

He was transferred to the University of Maryland Medical Center on Tuesday morning for diagnostic tests.

Bruchey's family has requested that no one call or visit the mayor while he is resting at home, Giffin said.

Cards can be sent to City Hall, Mayor's Office, Room 202, 1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

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