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Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Undergoes Emergency Operation After Sudden Chest Discomfort Turns Out To Be A Heart Attack

Date October 8, 2019 12:27

Earlier this month, supporters of Bernie Sanders were concerned after he canceled some of his campaign events following a heart procedure.

According to USA Today, the democratic presidential candidate suffered some chest pain during one of his campaign events in Las Vegas. Doctors later discovered that he had a blockage in one artery for which two stents were successfully placed.

Senior campaign adviser Jeff Weaver assured fans that Bernie Sanders will continue to rest in the coming days and his upcoming campaign events and appearances will be canceled until further notice.

A few days after the surgery, Bernie Sanders became well enough to be discharged and doctors were convinced that he had made "good progress," according to the BBC.

In a statement, Bernie assured his followers that he was doing fine and he looked forward to getting back to work after taking a short time off.

In a later tweet, he reiterated that he was feeling so much better and appreciated the love and warm wishes from his supporters.

The 78-year-old presidential hopeful is the oldest candidate in the field and if he wins, he will make history as the oldest person to hold the office.

Following his health setback, Bernie's spokesman Mike Casca told CNN that the politician will be returning to Burlington, Vermont to recover.

Let's hope he continues to get better and stronger.