Bernie Sanders 'In Good Spirits' After Successful Heart Surgery to Treat Artery Blockage

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Bernie Sanders 'In Good Spirits' After Successful Heart Surgery to Treat Artery Blockage

The Democratic presidential candidate was taken to the hospital after complaining of chest pains during an event on Tuesday evening.

Senator Bernie Sanders has cancelled his upcoming campaign events after undergoing a procedure to treat an arterial blockage this Tuesday evening. After complaining of chest pain while at an event on Tuesday, Sanders was taken to a hospital, where an arterial blockage was discovered. Two stents were inserted and the Democratic candidate is recovering. 

In a statement Wednesday, the senator’s advisor Jeff Weaver said  “Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days.”

“We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates,” Weaver said. 

Sanders has been committed to transparency of his health during the campaign and had released his doctor evaluation in during his 2016 campaign, stating that he was in good health with no history of heart trouble. He's five years older than President Trump, who at 73 is the oldest man ever elected to a first term in office. 

Other Democratic candidates have taken to Twitter to show their support for the Senator as he recovers: 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

Last month, Sanders told ABC's "The View" that 2020 is differentbecause "many of the ideas that I talked about," including universal health care, "were perceived to be radical," but now "a lot of candidates and the majority of the American people agree."

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