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Sen. Bernie Sanders released from the hospital after having heart attack

Posted at 4:59 PM, Oct 04, 2019

Bernie Sanders was released from a Las Vegas hospital on Friday, two days after being admitted due to a heart attack, Sanders' medical team said.

Campaign spokesperson Jeff Weaver said on Wednesday that Sanders experienced chest discomfort at a campaign event Tuesday night. He later went to the hospital to have two stents inserted.

Events with Sanders since then have been canceled.

Sanders' campaign said on Thursday that he intends on attending the Democratic debate in Ohio on Oct. 15.

"He'll take a few days to rest, but he's ready to get back out there and is looking forward to the October debate,” Sanders' wife Jane Sanders said on Thursday.

“After presenting to an outside facility with chest pain, Sen. Sanders was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction. He was immediately transferred to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center," Sanders’ treating physicians Arturo E. Marchand Jr., MD and Arjun Gurura, said in a joint statement.

“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."

A myocardial infarction is more commonly known as a heart attack.