Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, campaign says as senator leaves hospital
Democratic candidate feeling so much better after being taken to into care with chest discomfort on Tuesday
Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his campaign confirmed Friday, as the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate was released from the hospital.
The 78-year-old was at a campaign event in Nevada on Tuesday when he experienced chest discomfort and was taken to a hospital. He was transferred to Desert Springs hospital medical center where doctors inserted two stents to open up a blocked artery in his heart, according to a statement from the Las Vegas doctors. The doctors said the rest of his arteries were normal.
In a video posted to Twitter on Friday, Sanders said he was feeling so much better and thanked supporters for the love and warm wishes you send me.
A heart attack, which can be caused by a blocked artery, occurs when an area of the heart is suffering and in danger of damage because its not getting enough blood or oxygen.
On Saturday, Sanders left Las Vegas and was returning to Vermont.