Reed Cleared to Be Released From Hospital

Posted November 17, 2010 at 4:40pm

Rep.-elect Tom Reed will have that title for only one more day.

The New York Republican has been cleared to be released from the hospital Thursday morning and will be sworn in later that day, according to a release from his office.

“Our district has gone far too long without a voice and advocate,” Reed said in a statement. “I feel strong and am anxious to get to work.”

Reed was hospitalized Sunday night after feeling ill and short of breath. He was diagnosed with blood clotting in his lungs.

“It appears that Congressman-elect Reed’s condition was caused by a blood clot migrating from the leg,” said Vivek Jain, Reed’s treating physician at the George Washington University Hospital. “He has responded well to a regimen of anti-clotting medications and remained a few days at the hospital for observation. The Congressman-elect has been given the green light to resume his responsibilities.”

Reed won a special election to fill the seat of ex.-Rep. Eric Massa (D).