Pulmonary specialist looks at Gov. Christie's medical condition

Thursday morning, Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) was admitted to Somerset Medical Center after he experienced shortness of breath.

Medical tests done throughout the day indicated that it was prompted by nothing serious. Dr. Howard Waksman, a pulmonary specialist at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, spoke to News 12 New Jersey about what may have caused the shortness of breath.

Dr. Waksman says the answer is tough to know. He says if the governor did suffer from an asthma attack, it was likely not brought on by his weight.

The doctor says an asthma attack can be brought on by numerous factors, such as exposure to pollen, pollution and even excessive heat. Dr. Waksman says there's no way to be sure if the pressure of the governor's high-stress job could have created breathing troubles.

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