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Bergen County Executive Donovan recovering from mild stroke triggered by back pain

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Bergen County Executive Donovan recovering from mild stroke triggered by back pain
Last updated: Thursday March 28, 2013, 10:03 PM
BY  JOHN C. ENSSLIN
STAFF WRITER
The Record

Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan suffered a mild stroke brought on by intense pain caused by multiple stress fractures in her back, county officials said Thursday.

The stroke occurred last Friday, the same day she was admitted to Hackensack University Medical Center for the back pain. It was triggered by a spike in Donovan’s blood pressure, but the symptoms, which included slurred speech, were not immediately apparent because of the medication doctors gave her to ease her pain, said Jeanne Baratta, Donovan’s chief of staff.

As Donovan’s blood pressure returned to normal levels, the stroke symptoms subsided, Baratta said. A battery of tests that followed found no signs of any permanent damage, she said.

“She’s doing very well,” Baratta said. “She’s text messaging me, she’s sending emails”

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