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Rep. Luis Gutierrez Hospitalized For 'Extremely High Blood Pressure,' His Wife Says

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    Rep. Luis Gutierrez Hospitalized For 'Extremely High Blood Pressure,' His Wife Says
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    CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 06: Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) speaks to reporters before hosting a town hall meeting on March 6, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Gutierrez said the meeting had the largest attendance of any of the town halls he has held since becoming a congressman. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez was hospitalized Wednesday for "extremely blood pressure and hypertension," his wife said in a statement.

    Soraida Gutierrez released the statement late Thursday night. 

    “He is under the excellent medical care of doctors who are monitoring the situation closely,” she said. “He would like to thank all those who have reached out in concern, and looks forward to being back home with his family and community very soon.”

    A spokeswoman for the congressman said Gutierrez was in a Chicago-area hospital but would not say which one.

    No other information was immediately available.

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