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The stroke that left Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in hospital this weekend was revealed by the senator Sunday night.
Van Hollen shared on Twitter, “This weekend, I felt lightheaded while giving a speech. “I’m feeling much better but will follow doctors’ orders and curtail my schedule for the next few days.”
The full statement was posted by him, which stated that he was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after suffering lightheadedness and severe neck pain during a speech he was giving in Western Maryland.
Angiograms indicated that I had suffered a mild stroke, which was a small venous attack. [sic]”It caused me to scream at the back of the head,” the senator stated. “Thankfully, I was informed that there are no long term effects or damage from this incident. However, my doctors advised that I remain under observation for a few more days because of the extra precautions I took.”
PENNSYLVANIA U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE JOHN FETTERMAN SUFFERS STROKE, SAYS HE’S ON THE WAY TO A ‘FULL RECOVERY’
Van Hollen (63) has been in the U.S. Senate from 2017.
Van Hollen isn’t the only major Democratic politician to have a stroke this weekend.
PennsylvaniaLieutenant Governor U.S. SenateAccording to a statement released by his campaign on Sunday, John Fetterman suffered from a stroke on Friday.
“On Friday, I wasn’t feeling well, so I went to the hospital to get checked out,” Fetterman said in a statement Sunday. “I didn’t want to go – I didn’t think I had to – but Gisele insisted, and as usual, she was right. I wasn’t feeling well but I was so focused on the campaign, I ignored the signs and just kept going. It finally caught up to me on Friday. My stroke was caused by a clot in my heart that had been in A-fib rhythm too long.
He added, “Fortunately Gisele noticed the symptoms and got to me at the hospital in just minutes.” “The incredible doctors at this hospital were able quickly to remove the clot and reverse the stroke. They also managed to control my heart rate. It’s a great reminder to listen and pay attention to your body.
Fetterman stated that, just like Van Hollen he would be back to work with minimal damage after a short break.
“The good news is I’m feeling much better, and the doctors tell me I didn’t suffer any cognitive damage. I’m well on my way to a full recovery,” the lieutenant governor said. “They’re keeping me here for now for observation, but I should be out of here sometime soon. The doctors have assured me that I’ll be able to get back on the trail, but first I need to take a minute, get some rest, and recover.”
According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 795,000 Americans suffer from strokes each year. 137,000 of those people are killed by strokes. Stroke is America’s fifth leading cause for death. About 610,000 stroke victims are first-time sufferers. Most people who survive strokes will experience another within five years.
Source: Fox News