nearvideo doctors say, Bernie Sanders in good health following heart attack
Three different doctors, writing letters, confirming Sanders’ health; Ellison Barber has the details.
Presidential hopeful sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Monday they published a summary of the medical records, including three letters from doctors in affirmation to serve his fitness as President, if elected, only a few months after he suffered a heart attack, while in the election campaign.
Sanders’ campaign in the Wake of the Senator’s heart attack in October, had vowed to release of medical records by the end of the year.
“You are in good health currently, and they were vigorously engaged in the rigors of your campaign, trips and other planned activities, without any restriction,” wrote Brian P. Monahan, M. D., the attending physician of the Congress of the United States, and Sanders’ primary doctor.
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Sanders, 78, recently had a physical in Dec. 19 and weighed in at 174 pounds, where he underwent a “successful” treadmill test to test, in his heart, the strength, the doctor stated.
Monahan said Sanders’ heart muscle had improved strength. He went further in the letter, Sanders was treated in the past for the conditions, including gout, diverticulitis, hypothyroidism and lumbar strain. He takes daily medication, including aspirin, blood thinners and medications for high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
The Oct. 1 heart attack in Las Vegas-had raised concerns among some voters about whether he’s ever healthy enough to continue to campaign for the presidency. His campaign initially said the public Sanders had placed two stents, but after a few days admitted he had a “myocardial infarction,” more commonly known as a heart attack.
Sanders’ doctor at the University of Vermont also passed it with flying colors, he says that he is “more than fit enough to, sporting activities … and handle a lot of stress.”
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The 2020 Democratic candidates have released their health records, the former Vice-President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg-who are all septuagenarians.
If elected, Sanders is the oldest President in history.