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UCR Chancellor Undergoes Emergency Heart Procedure

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By Chris Levister –

UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy P. White was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit Tuesday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure, the university announced.

White, 61, was "resting comfortably" at Riverside Community Hospital, UCR spokesman James Grant said.

Doctors performed an emergency cardiac catheterization due to a blood clot in a coronary artery. The chancellor had a stent placed there last week, and was admitted to the hospital Monday suffering from chest pains, Grant said.

“We noticed a partial blockage in the circumflex artery and inserted a stent, which is a typical response to these types of situat ions,” according to Cardiologist Joseph Quan, M.D. of Riverside Medical Clinic.

In a statement released by UC Riverside there were no other blockages, tissue damage, or complications, according to White’s doctor.

The chancellor previously had two heart attacks and underwent bypass surgery about six years ago.

The Argent inean-born White became UCR's eighth chancellor in 2008 after serving four years as the University of Idaho's president. Before that, White was provost and executive vice president of Oregon State University, with an interim appointment as president.

UCR Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dallas L. Rabenstein is acting on behalf of White in his absence.

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