Circuit judge's condition good after heart bypass

March 02, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Howard County Circuit Judge Raymond J. Kane Jr. is in good condition at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore after undergoing heart bypass surgery Tuesday.

"His outlook is favorable," said hospital spokeswoman Jenny Hodgins.

Kane, 61, could be out of the courthouse recuperating for up to three months.

Kane entered Howard County General Hospital on Monday morning after complaining of chest pains. He was transferred that afternoon to Union Memorial, where he underwent surgery Tuesday.

Hodgins would not disclose what type of bypass surgery the judge underwent or when he would be released, in accordance with Kane's wishes. Typically, patients in his condition are released from the hospital within five days, Hodgins said.

Kane is Howard County Circuit Court's administrative judge and has been on the Circuit Court bench since 1982. He won re-election in 1998.

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