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Tests show no new heart problems for Nolan Ryan; expected to be released in a few days
HOUSTON (AP) ' Test on Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan show no new heart problems for the Hall of Famer pitcher, who is hospitalized in Houston.
The Rangers said in a statement Monday the 64-year-old Ryan "continues to improve" after undergoing a series of precautionary tests. He is expected to be released from the hospital in a day or two.
The Rangers said Ryan has a pre-existing heart condition that will continue being treated with medication. He had a double-bypass operation in 2000 and has a family history of heart disease. He sought treatment after experiencing discomfort Sunday morning while at his home in Georgetown.
Ryan has more no-hitters (seven) and strikeouts (5,714) than any major leaguer in history. He's been running the Rangers since 2008 and became part-owner last summer.