It turns out that Bernie Sanders's chest pain was a heart attack

VoxBernie Sanders's campaign revealed on Friday that he had suffered a heart attack before the stent procedure he had earlier this week — a more detailed and concerning account of his health status than had been previously disclosed by his staff.

October 6th 2019

Bernie Sanders to head home to Vermont on Saturday as he recovers from heart attack

NBCNews.comSen. Bernie Sanders will be returning to his home in Burlington, Vermont, on Saturday as he recovers from a heart attack. The independent senator, 78, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, was taken to Desert Springs Hospital Medical ...

October 5th 2019

Bernie Sanders had a heart attack. He's returning to Vermont to recover

CNN"I want to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center for the excellent care that they provided," Sanders said in a statement Friday. "After two and a half days in the hospital, I feel great, and after taking a short time off, ...

October 5th 2019

Bernie Sanders to take part in next debate and plans to leave hospital in coming days, campaign says

CNNJane Sanders, his wife, said in a statement Thursday afternoon that her husband is "up and about" and has not undergone any "additional procedures" after having two stents inserted after doctors discovered a blockage in one artery. "We expect Bernie will be ...

October 3rd 2019

Doctors Say Sanders's Heart Surgery Is Common for People His Age

Everyday HealthThe Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a heart procedure for a blocked artery Tuesday night, and has put his campaign on hold while he recovers. CNN reports that Sanders's senior adviser, Jeff Weaver, delivered the news ... Although Sanders's campaign won't say whether or not the senator had a heart attack, Sanders was in good health and had no history of cardiovascular disease, according to a 2016 letter from his doctor. The doctor did note, though, that his cholesterol numbers were high.

October 3rd 2019

What Is a Stent?

LifehackerBernie Sanders had two stents placed in the arteries around his heart, causing him to cancel campaign appearances. Placing a stent is a fairly simple medical procedure—let's take a look at what's involved.

October 3rd 2019

Understanding Bernie Sanders' heart treatment

Medical XpressSen. Bernie Sanders had no reported history of heart disease and had been keeping up an active presidential campaign schedule. But during an event Tuesday evening in Las Vegas, he experienced chest discomfort, his campaign said. Tests showed a ...

October 3rd 2019

The Sanders Campaign Rolls On, but How Long Will the Senator Be Recovering?

National ReviewSeparately, Slate ran a column by Dr. Jeremy Samuel Faust, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, looking at the publicly released information and concluding, “this was very likely a heart attack.” Faust concludes that if Sanders did not suffer a heart attack, ...

October 3rd 2019