Senator Bernie Sanders Undergoes Procedure For Artery Blockage, Cancels Campaign Events

On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign said that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events and appearances “until further notice.”

The 78-year-old Sanders was taken to a Las Vegas hospital after he experienced chest discomfort during a campaign event Tuesday and sought medical evaluation. Two stents were “successfully inserted,” and Sanders “is conversing and in good spirits,” according to the campaign.

Sanders’ wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, said in an email to The Associated Press that her husband was “doing really well.”

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