Sanders says he’s ‘much better’ after heart attack


FILE – In this July 17, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his “Medicare for All” proposal at George Washington University in Washington. Sanders had a heart attack, his campaign confirmed Friday, Oct. 4, as the Vermont senator was released from a Nevada hospital. Sanders’ campaign released a statement from the 78-year-old’s Las Vegas doctors that said the senator was stable when he arrived Tuesday at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders (all times local):

Friday, 5:20 p.m.

Bernie Sanders says he’s feeling “much better” after having a heart attack and being released from a hospital.

Sanders posted a video on Twitter Friday where he’s smiling and standing with his wife in a Las Vegas park.

In the brief video, the Vermont senator said he “just got out of the hospital a few hours ago,” and added, “I’m feeling so much better.”

He and his wife thanked everyone for their love and warm wishes.

Sanders signed off by saying, “see you soon on the campaign trail.”


Friday, 3:40 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a heart attack.

His campaign confirmed in a statement released Friday afternoon that the Vermont senator was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction, otherwise known as a heart attack, when he went to a hospital in Las Vegas Tuesday night.


Friday, 3:15 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has left a Las Vegas hospital after being treated for a blocked artery in his heart.

The Vermont senator’s campaign said in a statement released Friday that he walked out of Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center feeling great and looking forward to getting back to work. He was expected to return to Vermont.

The campaign released a statement from Sanders’ doctors in Nevada who said that said he was stable upon his arrival in the hospital and had two stents placed in a blocked artery. The doctors said Sanders made “good expected progress” and all of his other arteries were normal.

The 78-year-old was hospitalized after he experienced chest discomfort during a campaign event Tuesday.

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