Bernie Sanders‘ doctors say the Democratic presidential candidate suffered a heart attack on Tuesday.
The 78-year-old’s campaign staff revealed the shock news late Friday, at the same time as he was discharged from hospital after undergoing a successful heart procedure.
The Vermont senator was rushed to Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas on Tuesday night after complaining of ‘chest discomfort’, and his staffers initially stated that that he had a blocked artery.
The 2020 contender subsequently underwent a medical procedure to have two stents inserted into his chest.
At the same time as his campaign staff updated the public on his health incident, Sanders left the Las Vegas hospital following a three-night stay.
The popular politician was accompanied by his wife Jane, and the couple waved to supporters outside the facility.
Appearing in high spirits, Sanders even raised his arm to give a defiant fist pump – a clear signal that he is not bowing out of the Democratic primary battle.
He will now fly back to his home in Burlington, Vermont, for some downtime before he get back on the campaign trail.
Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has been discharged from hospital following a successful heart procedure
Sanders, who was accompanied by his wife Jane, waved to supporters outside the hospital