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Accused Fraudster Stanford Has Heart Test

A lawyer for Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford says his client has had a medical procedure that allows doctors to diagnose and treat certain heart conditions.

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Criminal defense attorney Dick DeGuerin told the Houston Chronicle he did not know the results of the heart catheterization test that was done Monday.

Judy Rodriguez is a health supervisor at Conroe Regional Medical Center and Tuesday she declined to release information on Stanford to The Associated Press.

DeGuerin has said Stanford fell ill while in federal custody and was taken to that Houston area hospital Thursday after having a high pulse rate. The illness caused Stanford to miss a court date in the trial that accuses him of orchestrating a $7 billion fraud. He has denied the allegations.