Hermann, Texas (AP) A woman in her 60s was hospitalized Friday for heart failure, pneumonia and respiratory problems, authorities said.
It happened about 9:30 p.m. at a Memorial Hermann hospital in Herndon, Texas, a city about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northeast of Dallas, said Herndons emergency medical director, Michael Hickey.
The hospital issued a statement saying that a cardiologist examined the woman and her husband and found they had a heart condition.
They are in stable condition.
The couple has two young children and have been married since 1973, said a hospital spokeswoman, Beth Miller.
The family moved to the city in 1998, but moved to other cities in recent years because of the high cost of living.
Herndons fire department said it responded to the call of an unresponsive woman and the man’s dog in the ambulance parking lot.
A veterinarian checked the dog’s heart, then examined the dog, which was a German shepherd mix, and the woman, who was a nurse, who had a respiratory condition, according to the statement.
The dog and woman were transported to a hospital, where a CT scan showed the heart was blocked, the statement said.
The woman and dog were transferred to another hospital.
A spokeswoman for the hospital, which is owned by the city, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.