Bernie Sanders sent home as he recovers from heart attack
Senator Bernie Sanders returned to his home in Burlington, Vermont, on Saturday as he recovers from a heart attack.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is back at his Vermont home after being treated for a heart attack in Las Vegas.
The plane carrying the 78-year-old senator arrived in Vermont just before 6 p.m. Saturday, one day after he was released from a hospital.
The independent senator was taken to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Paradise, Nevada, on Tuesday for chest pains.
He was treated for what his campaign described at the time as a blockage in one artery.
But a statement from Sanders’ doctors released through the campaign on Friday said Sanders “was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction,” a medical term for a heart attack.
Sanders’ medical team said in the statement that he was taken to the cardiac catheterization laboratory and “two stents were placed in a blocked coronary artery”. The other arteries were normal, the statement said.