(October 7, 2019 / JNS) U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has been released from a Las Vegas hospital following a procedure after suffering a heart attack, causing the candidate to briefly suspend his campaign.
“I am glad to be home in Burlington to rest for a little bit. I want to thank all of you for your well wishes, love and support over the week. I am recovering well and feeling much better. I am more determined than ever to fight alongside you to make health care a human right,” he tweeted Sunday, two days after being released from Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center.
“After presenting to an outside facility with chest pain, Sen. Sanders was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction. He was immediately transferred to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center,” treating physicians Arturo E. Marchand Jr. and Arjun Gururaj said in a campaign statement on Friday.
“His hospital course was uneventful with good expected progress. He was discharged with instructions to follow up with his personal physician,” they added.
The campaign announced that Sanders plans to participate in the Oct. 15 primary debate.
I am glad to be home in Burlington to rest for a little bit. I want to thank all of you for your well wishes, love, and support over the week. I am recovering well and feeling much better.
I am more determined than ever to fight alongside you to make health care a human right.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 6, 2019
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