The U.S Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders suffered heart attack and was hospitalized on Tuesday night in Las Vegas.
“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 the statement. “After two and a half days in the hospital, I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work.”
A joint statement from the physicians who treated Sanders, Arturo E. Marchand Jr. and Arjun Gururaj, said Sanders suffered from a myocardial infarction and was transferred to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center.
“The Senator was stable upon arrival and taken immediately to the cardiac catheterization laboratory, at which time two stents were placed in a blocked coronary artery in a timely fashion. All other arteries were normal,” they said. “His hospital course was uneventful with good expected progress. He was discharged with instructions to follow up with his personal physician.”
The Democratic president candidate on Tuesday “experienced some chest discomfort,” Sanders’ senior adviser, Jeff Weaver, said in a statement on Wednesday.
Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm feeling good. I'm fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover.
None of us know when a medical emergency might affect us. And no one should fear going bankrupt if it occurs. Medicare for All!
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 2, 2019
Senator Sanders left Desert Springs Hospital on Friday, walking out on his own.