October 2, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders suffered chest discomfort during a campaign event on Tuesday and was rushed to the hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.
The 2020 candidate had two stents inserted to address a blockage in an artery, his campaign announced.
“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,” said Sanders’ senior adviser Jeff Weaver on Wednesday in a statement.
Sanders, 78, remains hospitalized in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” Weaver said. “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”