U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders had to cancel his democratic presidential campaigns due to an unexpected cardiac procedure, according to his senior adviser Jeff Weaver.
The U.S. presidential contender was in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday for his democratic presidential campaigns when he suddenly experienced pain and discomfort. He was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation where he was found to have a blocked artery.
In a statement, his adviser said, “Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted.”
“Senator Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” added Weaver. “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
Dr. Steven Nissen, a cardiologist from the Cleveland Clinic, said, “People recover quickly and assuming no complications, there is no reason why he (Sen. Sanders) could not get back on the campaign trail in a timely fashion.”
In most polls, Sen. Sanders has dropped well behind Sen. Warren and Sen. Biden and rearranged his staff to become more competitive for the 2020 election.
Political Strategist Jim Manley said, “Given his recent stalls in the polls, the timing is pretty bad here.”
Sen. Sanders’ presidential democratic 2020 rivals, including Sen. Joe Biden, took to social media to wish him well.
Sen. Biden tweeted, “@DrBiden and I are sending our best wishes to @BernieSanders, Jane, and the whole Sanders family. Anyone who knows Bernie understands what a force he is. We are confident that he will have a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him on the trail soon.”
Sen. Sanders’s wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, said her husband was “doing really well.” Nevada Representative Tick Segerblom said, “He spoke well. He jumped up on the stage. There was just nothing visible.”