COLLAPSED - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COLLAPSED News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah senator headed home from hospital after heart failure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57698892-90/okerlund-heart-hospital-collapsed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57698892-90/okerlund-heart-hospital-collapsed.html.csp">Utah senator headed home from hospital after heart failure</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T19:11:29.865-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 07:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund was scheduled to leave the hospital Tuesday, six days after he collapsed during a legislative leadership meeting on the second-to-last day of the session and was rushed to the hospital. In a statement Tuesday, Okerlund, R-Monroe, said he “experienced a heart failure caused by elevated levels of potassium in my blood.” Okerlund, 61, had felt ill and stepped out of the room where he collapsed. Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, who is a trained emergency responder, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698892@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:11:29 MDT Utah Senate leader suffers apparent heart attack http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57671782-90/okerlund-senate-family-lockhart.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57671782-90/okerlund-senate-family-lockhart.html.csp">Utah Senate leader suffers apparent heart attack</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lee davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T23:16:25.706-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund, R-Monroe, collapsed at the Capitol Wednesday and was initially treated there by members who are doctors, nurses and EMTs before being transported to a hospital. The senator’s family indicated that while he was alert and joking, it was unlikely he would return to the Legislature before its mandatory adjournment for the year at midnight Thursday. House Speaker Becky Lockhart said Okerlund was in a meeting with House and Senate Republican leaders discu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57671782@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:16:25 MDT