Bernie Sanders undergoes procedure, suspends campaign until further notice

WASHINGTON, 2020 White House hopeful, Bernie Sanders underwent a procedure to have two stents inserted to address an arterial blockage, after experiencing chest discomfort during a campaign event on Tuesday, aides said.

Jeff Weaver, a senior adviser to Sanders’ campaign said in a statement that Senator Sanders experienced “chest discomfort” on Tuesday night and will suspend campaigning “until further notice” after doctors treated a blockage in an artery.

“Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted,” Weaver said.

“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.” During his first run for president in 2016, Sanders’s campaign released a letter from his longtime doctor, congressional physician Brian Monahan, asserting that the senator was in “very good health.” That letter also noted that Sanders had no history of cardiovascular disease.

Source: Kuwait News Agency