Lawmaker in stable condition after collapse

April 3, 2009 8:28:28 AM PDT
A North Carolina lawmaker was taken to a hospital Thursday after collapsing in her office.Rep. Becky Carney of Mecklenburg County was talking on the phone when it happened.

Another legislator, Dr. Bob England, said Carney went into cardiac arrest and had no pulse but was revived thanks to CPR and a defibrillator in the building.

She was reported to be in stable condition at WakeMed Friday.

Carney is 64 years old and a four-term House member. She previously served as a Mecklenburg County commissioner.


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