MICHAEL Bloomberg has demanded the release of Sanders’ medical records to show the state of the Democrat frontrunner’s heart in detail.
Sanders’ cardiac health has come under fire following his heart attack in October while he was campaigning in Las Vegas as rivals targetted him in recent debates.
78-year-old Bloomberg went heart to heart against Sanders when he released letters and tests from his doctor following his July cardiac stress test.
His results that say he has “normal” left ventricular cavity size, function and ejection at 60-65 per cent and challenged Sanders to do the same.
In his recent report, Bloomberg’s internist, Dr Stephen Sissons, said about the billionaire: “There are no medical concerns, present or looming, that would prevent him from serving as President of the United States.” adding that the billionaire is is “outstanding health”, “great physical shape” and has “excellent exercise capacity”.
He has arthritis, had small skin cancers removed and heartburn but all are “well controlled”.
Both Sanders and Bloomberg have heart stents, which is a relatively common procedure.
Sanders, who is also 78, has previously released doctor’s letters following his heart attack but will not release the exact cardiac stress test result or his exact medical records at this stage.
He has been accused of trying to sidestep medical questions since October, stoking “concerns about Senator Sanders’ secrecy about his recent heart attack” according to Bloomberg’s team.
The Vermont senator answered questions about his secrecy around his heart condition saying: “You can start releasing medical records and it never ends.
“I think we have released a detailed medical report, and I´m comfortable on what we have done.”
Sisson also reveals that Bloomberg takes a blood thinner, a beta-blocker and cholesterol medication.
The pair are the oldest candidates standing against Trump, who is 73, and would be the oldest president ever elected to office if they win.
Senior adviser to Sanders, Jeff Weaver, told reporters he doesn’t understand why there´s a recurring question about the senator´s health records and said “It´s actually a little bit ridiculous.
“He’s released as much or more than any other candidate on that stage, released a letter from the attending physician of the U.S. Capitol, Brian Monahan, who has been his doctor for 29 years.
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“You know, this is not one of those Trump-rent-a-doctors. All of [the cardiologists and doctors to have assessed Sanders] say he is fully able to handle the rigors of the presidency.”
During the 2016 election campaign, Trump released a letter written by his physician Dr. Harold Bornstein saying his health was “astonishingly excellent” and that he would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
Dr Bornstein later claimed Trump dictated the letter and that he wrote it in five minutes while a limo sent by the candidate waited outside his office.
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