Sanders returns home but will 'change the nature of campaign'

Grant Boone
October 9, 2019

But his campaign's lack of transparency surrounding the episode has sparked a media backlash and reinvigorated worries about the trio of septuagenarians now leading the race for the Democratic nomination, among which the 78-year-old Sanders is the oldest. His daughter-in-law, 46-year-old Rainè Riggs, died at a Pennsylvania hospital two days after being diagnosed with cancer, according to an obituary posted on the Lee & Martin Funeral Home Facebook page. And yet I, in the last month or two, just was more tired than I usually have been.

He later shared a video of himself with his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, in which they both thanked everyone who sent their well-wishes.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to reporters outside of his home in Vermont about his recent health scare. During a telephone call with staff members on Monday, Mr. Sanders said he felt "more strongly about the need for a political revolution today than I did when I began this campaign".

He was discharged from the hospital on October 4 and his campaign said the senator was recovering and in good spirits.

"I must confess that I was dumb", he said, explaining that he felt lucky to have been born with "a lot of energy". Doctors inserted two stents to open a clogged artery in his heart. "You look at the totality of who a candidate is".

Sanders' campaign has said he will be at next week's Democratic presidential debate in Ohio.

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Martha Gulati, who is the editor-in-chief of, the American College of Cardiology's patient education platform. The study participants were between the ages of 40 and 85 and had suffered heart attacks or strokes between 2001 and 2012.

"We're going to meet him", Sanders said moments before getting in a auto with his wife, Jane, to attend the appointment with his new physician. "See you soon on the campaign trail".

"It wasn't a major heart attack".

Sanders, one of 19 Democrats competing to take on Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election, suffered chest pains on October 1 while in Nevada for a campaign stop and abruptly canceled campaign events. "Heaven help the opposition".

Sanders said Tuesday that he would be meeting with the cardiologist on a regular basis and getting some checkups, but that his main doctor is in Washington, meaning he didn't have a physician in Vermont, "let alone a cardiologist".

Sanders said he still plans to release his medical records, promising to do so "at the appropriate time".

Peoples reported from NY.

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