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Angioplasty completed successfully

Korach should be released from hospital on Friday

Lake Oswego School District Superintendent Bill Korach was admitted to Meridian Park Hospital on Monday afternoon after experiencing chest pain.

Korach was diagnosed with coronary syndrome and a critical unstable blockage and underwent an angioplasty today. His cardiologist inserted two stents, district officials said.

Korach wasn't able to attend the city of Lake Oswego's Development Review Commission meeting Monday on the Lakeridge field or Tuesday night's school board meeting. Though he tried to get his cardiologist to release him for the meeting, the doctor told him to stay put, said Nancy Duin, district communications director.

Graduation ceremonies, which typically feature Korach speaking, are scheduled today at Lakeridge High School and Friday at Lake Oswego High School.

Because of his health issue, however, he won't be attending either.

'It is of great distress to him. It is the highlight of his year,' said Duin.

The doctors do believe that Korach heeded warning signs early enough to fix the problem, she said.