Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Undergoes Heart Procedure For Blocked Artery; Suspends Campaign

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has canceled his upcoming campaign stops due to heart procedure that landed the Senator in the hospital.

According to the Associated Press, Bernie was having chest discomfort in Nevada while out at a recent event and sought medical evaluation. A statement from the campaign revealed that Bernie was suffering from a blocked artery and which led to him having two stents “successfully inserted.” The good news is that it is reported that the 78-year-old is “in good spirits.”

“During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted,” the campaign press release read.

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The statement continued, “Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”

It’s no secret that Bernie is the oldest candidate in the current presidential race, followed by frontrunners Joe Biden 76 and Elizabeth Warren 70. A fear about his health has been a major concern as he continues the rigorous schedule of the campaign.

We’re wishing Senator Sanders a speedy recovery.