Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, campaign confirms

Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, campaign confirms
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had a heart attack, triggering his hospitalization earlier this week, his campaign confirmed on Friday evening.


"Sen. Sanders was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction,” the senator's doctors 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,” Sanders himself said.

The New York Times reported:

Mr. Sanders, 78, had entered the hospital on Tuesday night after experiencing chest pain at a campaign event, and doctors had inserted two stents in a blocked artery, a relatively common procedure. But the campaign did not confirm he had had a heart attack until Friday, leaving open questions about Mr. Sanders’s condition as he remained off the campaign trail this week.

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