Roommates, Bernie Sanders was hospitalized earlier this week, after experiencing some severe chest pain following an event in Las Vegas. After taking some time off, physicians have confirmed Bernie suffered a heart attack.
According to CNN, Bernie’s campaign confirmed in a statement that he did indeed suffer a heart attack. Bernie, however, remains optimistic he can and will return to work sooner than later.
“I want to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center for the excellent care that they provided,” Bernie said in a statement. “After two and a half days in the hospital, I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work.”
Bernie is reportedly traveling back to Burlington, Vermont to continue his recovery, campaign spokesman Mike Casca said.
The physicians who treated Bernie at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center confirmed that he was diagnosed with a “myocardial infarction” [heart attack] and had two stents placed in a blocked coronary artery. They also noted “all other arteries were normal”.
They added that Bernie’s hospital stay and treatment were “uneventful with good expected progress,” and that he had been instructed to “follow up with his personal physical.”
Bernie took to Twitter to thank all of his constituents, and everyone who sent him well wishes as he spent time under his physicians’ care.
“Hello everybody! We’re In Las Vegas. I’m feeling so much better,” he said. “Thank you for all of the love and warm wishes that you sent me. See you soon on the campaign trail.”
As we previously reported, Bernie has been experiencing chest pains earlier this week, which his advisor described as “chest discomfort”. His upcoming events since the heart attack have been cancelled, and doctors treated a blockage in his artery.
Continue to send your well-wishes and prayers to Sen. Sanders, as he plans to continue running this race!