Kuempel in stable, guarded condition after heart attack

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A Texas House colleague of Rep. Ed Kuempel says the Seguin Republican will be in a medically induced coma for one to three days.

State Rep. Charlie Geren told other lawmakers today that Kuempel had suffered a massive heart attack when he was found unconscious in a Capitol elevator. A Kuempel aide says the lawmaker is in stable but guarded ondition at a Brackenridge Hospital.

Kuempel spokeswoman Kerri Davidson said Wednesday morning that the next 24 to 48 hours will be a critical time for the representative. A Capitol staffer who found Kuempel last night he was unconscious with a faint pulse.