Politics Bernie Sanders: I'm ready 'to go full blast' following heart attack
Bernie Sanders gets support from candidates, politicians in wake of hospitalization
Presidential candidates and politicians have voiced their support for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the wake of his hospitalization.Support has been pouring in for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders following his campaign's announcement that he has been hospitalized.
Sen.on Thursday said he was prepared to rejoin the Democratic presidential campaign at "full blast" after experiencing a last week, with trips to Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire on his post-debate itinerary.
In an interview with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Sanders described in detail the symptoms he experienced during a campaign stop in Las Vegas and, after being pressed about the gap between his diagnosis and its disclosure, insisted that he and his team had revealed the information in a responsible time frame.
How Will Bernie Sanders’s Heart Attack Affect His Campaign?
As Senator Bernie Sanders recuperates from the heart attack he suffered while campaigning last Tuesday in Las Vegas, he will inevitably face questions in the coming days as to whether he will continue his presidential campaign and, if so, at what pace. Let’s start with some facts straightaway. A heart attack does not disqualify anyone from running for and holding public office. Modern medicine enabled Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson and Vice President Dick Cheney to continue in their roles after having suffered heart attacks, as others serving in Congress or state governments have done.
"The people do have a right to know about the health of a senator, somebody who's running for president of the United States -- full disclosure," Sanders said, pledging again release his full medical records. "But you know, the first concern that people had (was) to understand what was going on. Before we reveal information dribble by dribble."
has over the past 48 hours discussed his ailment with reporters outside his home. He indicated at one point that he planned to scale back his frenetic schedule, potentially cutting down on the number of town hall events and rallies in a given day. On Thursday night, he suggested it would only be temporary pumping of the brakes.
"Well, what I mean is probably next week I'm not going to do four rallies a day," Sanders said. "I think I've done more rallies than any other candidate who's currently running for president of the United States. But I'm feeling great and we're going to run a vigorous campaign. We're working on our schedule right now, which is going to take us to Iowa, to Nevada, probably back to New Hampshire. We're ready to go full blast."
What Jane Sanders Is Telling Bernie Sanders About His 2020 Bid
When it comes time to make critical decisions regarding his presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders often relies on a committee of two: himself and his wife.It was Ms. Sanders who provided a medical update after her husband was hospitalized in Las Vegas last week and had two stents inserted into an artery — issuing a statement and speaking to reporters outside the hospital. When doctors confirmed to her on Thursday that Mr. Sanders had suffered a heart attack, she said, it was her decision to wait until he was discharged the next day to release that information.
Describing the heart attack itself, Sanders recalled feeling discomfort during the Las Vegas event and "sweating profusely" before visiting an urgent care clinic, which referred him immediately to the hospital. He traveled there by ambulance. He also again expressed regret, as he did a few days ago, about not being more sensitive to earlier symptoms.
"I should've paid more attention to some of the symptoms that were occurring. You know, when you do four rallies a day and you run all over the country, you get tired. Everybody would get tired. But I was more tired than I usually have been, had more trouble sleeping than ordinarily," Sanders said. "Occasionally I'd be up there at the podium and I'd feel a little bit unsteady. You know, one time I was just lifting, literally, holding the mic up to my arm and my arm hurt. Up to my mouth and my arm hurt. I should've paid more attention to those symptoms. So I hope that people learn from my mistake."
Debate crowd cheers after Sanders says he's 'feeling great' when asked about heart attack
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday addressed his recent heart attack and whether it would affect his fitness to serve as president, drawing cheers from audience members in Ohio when he said he was "feeling great." Sanders told CNN moderator Erin Burnett he was "healthy" and "feeling great" during the debate, his first since taking a break from campaign trail after suffering a heart attack.
On Thursday, the Sanders campaign posted a pair of videos -- one featuring the candidate, direct to camera, discussing his experience and weaving into his case for "Medicare for All."
"So I got to tell you, that even as I sat and lied down in that hospital bed in Las Vegas, this issue of the struggle that we are engaged in just, you know, permeated my mind," he said. Later, he asked supporters, "At the end of the day, if you're going to look at yourself in the mirror and you're going to say, 'look, I go around once. I have one life to live, what role do I want to play?'"
The second clip, hours later, was filmed in Sanders' backyard. It showed him swatting at pitches, batting practice-style, in front of a small backstop. The message was clear: Sanders is preparing to get back into the swing of things. His in-person return to the trail is likely to come next Tuesday, at the CNN/New York Times presidential debate in Ohio. But before then, Sanders is now planning to appear remotely, via livestream, at the United Food and Commercial Workers' forum on Sunday in Iowa.
Sanders' Thursday interview with CNN came about nine days after the 78-year-old Vermont senator experienced "chest discomfort" at a campaign event. Last Friday, Sanders' staff confirmed he had a myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack. Every year about 790,000 Americans have a heart attack, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Analysis: Warren still growing into front-runner status
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The question was inevitable. Elizabeth Warren's answer was the same. And her rivals seized on it. For the second consecutive debate, Warren refused to say whether middle-class Americans would pay higher taxes under her proposed Medicare for All plan. It was a glaring dodge for a candidate who has risen to the top of the Democratic field by unveiling detailed policy proposals and selling them with a folksy flair.And it was one of nearly a half a dozen issues where Warren found herself defending the broad ambition she has laid out to remake the American economy and rebalance the nation's wealth.
With a myocardial infarction, one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart becomes blocked, depriving the heart of oxygenated blood. Sanders told reporters this Tuesday that he had been "dumb" to ignore symptoms over the "last month or two," when he had been more fatigued than normal. Without oxygenated blood, the heart muscle becomes damaged. The more time that passes without blood, the greater the damage.
To correct the problem, doctors at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center placed two stents in Sanders' blocked artery. They noted that all the other arteries looked normal. The candidate spent two days at the hospital before heading home to recuperate at home in Burlington, Vermont.
Because this is not an open heart surgery, recovery typically takes seven to 10 days. To place the stents, doctors make a small cut in a blood vessel. Doctors thread a thin tube with a tiny balloon at the end up to the blocked artery. They then use the tool to open up the blockage so blood can flow again to the heart. The stents -- in Sanders case there were two -- remain in place to keep that artery open after the balloon is removed.
The doctors who treated him, Dr. Arturo Marchand Jr. and Dr. Arjun Gururaj said that his stay and treatment were "uneventful with good expected progress."
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Filmmaker Michael Moore also spoke at the "Bernie's back" rally in New York City, where he pushed back against the notion that Sanders' age and health would be an issue.The freshman congresswoman and liberal filmmaker took the stage at the Vermont senator's "Bernie's Back" rally in Queens — his first since he suffered a heart attack earlier this month — to explain to a crowd of 20,000 why they were "feeling the Bern.
See Bernie Sanders campaign in Sacramento
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigns at Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento on Friday, August 22, 2019, as 4000 supporters fill the park.
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