Sanders campaign tells supporters that candidate suffered heart attack before surgery

With a number of candidates of an advanced age attempting to make a run at the White House in 2020, the health of these politicians has been at the forefront of the public consciousness.

In 2016 it seemed fairly obvious that Democratic nominee for President Hillary Clinton was not well.  Her near-constant coughing fits and extraordinarily scary fainting spell during a 9/11 memorial ceremony may very well have swayed a vast number of undecided voters, concerned at the advancing age of the former Secretary of State.

This time around, there is no Clinton to worry about.  Instead, we have Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders; both septuagenarians whose health could play a role in the minds of voters.

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For Sanders, these fears came to a head this week, after the candidate underwent emergency heart surgery.  Now, as Bernie heads home to Vermont to rest, the campaign is admitting that Sanders suffered a heart attack.

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The Sanders campaign released statements from his treating physicians acknowledging Sanders was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction – commonly known as a heart attack.

“After presenting to an outside facility with chest pain, Sen. Sanders was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction,” the doctors, Arturo Marchand Jr. and Arjun Gururaj, said. “He was immediately transferred to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center.”

Sanders appeared alongside his wife in a social media message to his supporters.

Sanders has indicated that he will be back on the campaign trail in the coming days despite the medical emergency.



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