Supervisor Gerry Hyland (D-Mount Vernon) was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital after experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath during the Board of Supervisors Oct. 20 meeting, Fairfax County spokesperson Tony Castrilli said.
Earlier in the meeting, Hyland had been speaking with members of a French delegation to Chantilly and then later left the board’s dais. He returned for the presentation of the final report of recommendations from the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission.
Members of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue responded to the Government Center and then transported the supervisor to Inova, where he stayed overnight for observation and other tests.
Hyland’s chief of staff Brett Kenney said the following morning that Hyland’s blood panel was negative for enzymes that show a myocardial infarction — or heart attack. His heart was found to be normal and “appropriately situated for an elected official,” Kenney said in an email, adding that Hyland was scheduled to be discharged Wednesday.
“Supervisor Hyland would like to thank the incredible response and assistance of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Police Department and County Executive Ed Long and Deputy County Executive Dave Rohrer for their help yesterday,” Kenney said.