Heart procedure sidelines Sanders
by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/02/19, 12:43 pm
Sen. Bernie Sanders underwent an emergency heart procedure on Tuesday. The independent senator from Vermont was hospitalized after feeling “chest discomfort” at a campaign event in Las Vegas, senior adviser Jeff Weaver said. Tests revealed a blockage in one artery that required the placement of two stents. Weaver said the 78-year-old Democratic presidential hopeful was “conversing and in good spirits” afterward.
What does this mean for the campaign? Until further notice, Sanders’ staff has canceled his events and appearances.
Dig deeper: Read Lynde Langdon’s WORLD Digital report about how Sanders courted the media during his bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton.
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Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.