Aides confirm Sanders suffered an MI

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack last week, his campaign confirmed Oct. 4.

Sanders was first hospitalized in Las Vegas Tuesday, Oct. 1, after experiencing “some chest discomfort” during a campaign event, one of his advisers said. He underwent two stent placements to address a blocked artery, but his staff released few details beyond that.

Now, Politico reports Sanders was discharged from Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center on Oct. 4 with a heart attack diagnosis. A spokesman for the candidate told Politico they’d held off on releasing Sanders’ diagnosis for three days because Friday was “when the most accurate and up-to-date summary could be given by doctors.”

“After two-and-a-half days in the hospital, I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work,” Sanders said in a statement.

Sanders’ campaign was forced to cancel a host of events this week following the senator’s hospitalization, but aides maintain he’ll participate in the Oct. 15 Democratic debate in Ohio. 

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