Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced on Sunday that he has been hospitalized soon after struggling a “minor stroke” about the weekend when providing a speech.
The junior senator from Maryland claimed in a assertion on Twitter that physicians at George Washington College Clinic in Washington, D.C., have educated him that “there are no very long-expression consequences or problems as a consequence of this incident.” Van Hollen claims he will keep on being hospitalized for “a couple of times” but programs to return to function in the senate later on this 7 days.
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“This weekend, I was admitted to George Washington College Clinic soon after suffering from lightheadedness and acute neck ache when I was offering a speech in Western Maryland. At the suggestion of the Attending Medical professional, I sought healthcare consideration on my return house,” Van Hollen’s assertion commenced.
“Before nowadays, an angiogram indicated that I experienced skilled a small stroke in the kind of a little venous tear at the again of my head. Fortuitously, I have been educated that there are no very long-expression consequences or problems as a consequence of this incident, but my physicians have recommended that out of an abundance of warning I keep on being less than observation for a couple of times. I seem ahead to returning to function in the Senate later on this 7 days and thank the healthcare workforce for their great treatment,” Van Hollen concluded.
This weekend, soon after sensation lightheaded when offering a speech, I sought healthcare consideration at the suggestion of the Attending Medical professional. I’m sensation significantly far better but will observe doctors’ orders and curtail my timetable for the following couple of times. My complete assertion is underneath: pic.twitter.com/1sYq7FZMqS
— Senator Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) May 16, 2022
Van Hollen, sixty three, was elected to the Senate in 2016. He is up for reelection this yr and will be on the ballot in the Democratic major slated for July 19. Van Hollen is a element of the slender bulk Democrats maintain in the Senate with forty eight Democrats, two independents who caucus with the Democrats, and Kamala Harris’s tiebreaking vote.
The Maryland senator is the 2nd large-profile politician to announce on Sunday that they have endured a stroke.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who is top in the state’s Democratic Senate major, unveiled on Sunday that he endured a stroke on Friday.
Fetterman, fifty two, claimed in a assertion that he experienced long gone to the healthcare facility for a test-up soon after he commenced sensation unwell, in which he uncovered he experienced a stroke “triggered by a clot from my coronary heart currently being in an A-fib rhythm for far too very long.”
Fetterman claimed that he is hospitalized, but physicians count on him to make a complete restoration.