Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, campaign says

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Senator Bernie Sanders is out of the hospital after being treated for what his campaign said was a blocked artery. A Friday statement from his campaign said he was diagnosed with a “myocardial infarction,” the medical term for a heart attack.

The Democratic presidential candidate waved hello as he left the desert springs hospital medical center in Las Vegas.

Sanders, 78, spent two and a half days in the hospital after arriving with chest pain.

Doctors inserted two stints in a blocked coronary artery.

Sanders released a statement thanking the doctors and nurses for their care.

He said, “I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work.”

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